Framed black and white photograph of Australian fencing champion, Greg Benko. Born in 1952 to Hungarian parents Greg Benko began fencing at the age of 12, when he was 'discovered' by Olympic Coach Mike O'Brien in a physical education class at Bentleigh High School. He currently (2021) remains Australia's best-placed Olympic fencer, coming 6th in the individual foil in the Montreal Olympics in 1976, and is one of only two Australian men to win the open national title for all three weapons (foil, epée and sabre ) in a single year.

The 1956 Australian Olympic Fencing Team included 6 Hungarians. Greg Benko was 21 times Australian champion, competed in 4 Olympics, and was the only Australian fencer to reach an Olympic final.

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Framed black and white portrait of manwith long dark hair and a moustache. He wears a dark polo necked jumper and an Australian Olympic team member jacket. He is holding a fencing foil and epee. The background appears to be hanging drapes.

Physical Description

Framed black and white portrait of a young man. The frame is of brown wood, with an inner gold and grey trim.

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