At the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, Fabian won the gold medal in the 10,000-meter kayak doubles event (43:37.0). He and his partner were the first-ever Hungarians to medal in a canoe-kayak competition.
Fabian was the winner of four World Kayak Championships and seven European championships.
World titles: 1958 (K-2 10,000-meter), 1963 (K-2 10,000-meter and K-4 10,000-meter), and 1966 (K-2 10,000-meter). He is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
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Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
The Olympic Games: Athens 1896-Sydney 2000, (New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1999)