Sport: Canoeing Inducted: 1996 Country: Hungary Born: 1934 in Budapest, Hungary
Fabian, top left, and Uranyi, bottom left, congratulated by German silver medalists.
At the Melbourne
Olympic Games in 1956, Laszlo Fabian (with Hungarian partner
Janos Uranyi) won the gold medal in the
10,000-Meter Kayak Doubles event (43:37.0). They were
the first Hungarians ever to win a medal in Olympic canoe-kayak
Fabian is also the winner of four World kayak championships
and seven European championships. His World titles: 1958
in the K-2 10,000-Meters with Uranyi; 1963 with Istvan Timer;
1966 with Imre Szollosi; and 1963, in the K-4 10,000-Meters,
with Timer, Otto Koltai, and Laszlo Urogi.