A movie about 3-times Olympic fencing champion Áron Szilágyi has been screened at the Hungarian Consulate General in New York, and the head of the United States Fencing Association and American athletes were among those who viewed the portrait and sports documentary directed by András Pires Muhi.
During his visit to the US, Szilágyi, a Hungarian ambassador of talent, has attended several fencing clubs and centres for fostering talent, and on Saturday he visited a foundation set up by Olympic bronze medalist Peter Westbrook, whose goal is helping poor children to integrate socially through sports.
Szilágyi told MTI that sport is a great tool for community-building and social integration, as youngsters are given opportunities to show their talents at an early age. The movie entitled One for All is not only a portrait of Szilágyi but also depicts the rollercoaster ride of successes and failures that an elite athlete goes through. The screening was organised in cooperation with Hungary’s National Talent Centre (NTK).