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László Szollás

Figure skater

Died when: 72 years 326 days (874 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio


László Szollás

László Szollás (November 13, 1907, in Budapest, Hungary – October 4, 1980) was a Hungarian pair skater.With partner Emília Rotter he won the World Figure Skating Championship four times in five years (1931, 1933, 1934, and 1935), and were the 1932 World silver medalists.

They were the 1934 European Champions and 1930 & 1931 silver medalists.They represented Hungary at the 1932 Winter Olympics and at the 1936 Winter Olympics, winning two bronze medals.Szollas attended the Ludovika Military Academy in the Horthy era.

Subsequently he fought against the Soviet Union on the eastern front in WW2.He became a prisoner of war and was imprisoned in a POW camp for 4 years in Siberia.

Upon returning to Hungary the Hungarian Stalinist government nationalized nearly all of his assets, including a large rental apartment building in Budapest's 7th district.After retirement, he attended Semmelweis Medical School in Budapest and became a sports medicine doctor at the Sport Korhaz (Hospital for Professional Sports) in Budapest, Hungary.

His partner, Emília Rotter was elected to the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

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