Andor Szende

Andor Szende (14 April 1886 – 22 May 1972) was a Hungarian figure skater who competed in men's singles. He was later a coach and architect.

Andor Szende
Personal information
Country represented Hungary
BornSzende Andor
14 April 1886[1]
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died22 May 1972(1972-05-22) (aged 86)[2]
Budapest, Hungarian People's Republic
Medal record
Representing  Hungary
Men's figure skating
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1910 Davos Men
Bronze medal – third place 1912 Manchester Men
Bronze medal – third place 1913 Vienna Men
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1913 Kristiania Men

He won bronze medals in men's single skating at three World Figure Skating Championships: in 1910, 1912, and 1913.[3][4][5]

He won the 1908 Hungarian junior national championships,[6] and the men's senior singles on four occasions: 1911, 1912, 1914 and 1922.[7] He was coached by Seiberth, from Bosnia, who worked in Budapest.[8]

Szende excelled in a number of sports, including athletics, tennis, speed skating and sports shooting. Later he worked as a coach and a tour guide.[1] His fate during the Holocaust is unknown, but he survived until 1972. He is buried at the Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery in Budapest.

Competitive highlightsEdit

Event 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1922
World Championships 3rd 4th 3rd 3rd 5th
European Championships 5th 2nd
Hungarian Championships 1st 1st 1st 1st


  1. ^ a b Killyéni, András (April 2012). "A kolozsvári versenyszerű korcsolyaélet kibontakozása a korabeli sporttudósítások tükrében (1900-1914) (The Development of Ice Skate Competition in Cluj in the Light of Contemporary Sports Reports (1900-1914))". Sporttörténet. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  2. ^ Andor Szende at Olympedia
  3. ^ Howard Bass (1 January 1974). Let's go skating. Paul. ISBN 978-0-09-121050-2.
  4. ^ Alice Berman (1 January 1998). Skater's Edge Sourcebook: Ice Skating Resource Guide. Skater's Edge. ISBN 978-0-9643027-1-6.
  5. ^ Raymond Flower (1976). The history of skiing and other winter sports. Methuen. Andor Szende.
  6. ^ "A magyar korcsolyázóbajnokságok". Huszadik Század. 20 January 1918. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Magyar Bajnokságok". (in Hungarian). Budapesti Korcsolyázó Egylet. Archived from the original on 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Mannó Miltiades a BKE amatőr trénerel". Huszadik Század. 1 January 1918. Retrieved 6 August 2017.