Agnes Simon, a special place in sport

1962, Agnes Simon (left) with Ebby and Di Schöler (Photo: Archive) by Ian Marshall, Editor Gold medallist at both the World Championships and European Championships, following a short illness, Agnes Simon passed away on the morning Wednesday 19th August. She was 85 years old. Born Agnes Almasi in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest on Wednesday 21st June 1935, always known to her friends as Agi, she has the unique distinction of representing three national associations at the very highest level. At the World Championships, on duty for her native Hungary, alongside Zsuzsa Fantusz, Gizi Farkas and Eva Koczian, she secured women’s team bronze in Bucharest in 1953, before the following year claiming silver in London, when Ilona Kerekes replaced Zsuzsa Fantusz in the