Csaba Fenyvesi was a Hungarian fencer and Olympic champion in épée competition. He won a gold medal in the individual épée event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, he participated on the Hungarian teams that won gold medals in team épée in 1968 and in 1972. Fenyvesi died following a short illness on November 3, 2015 at the age of 72
Franco Riccardi was one of the greatest Italian fencer and Olympic champion in épée competition. He received a gold medal in épée individual at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, he received a gold medal in épée team in 1928 and in 1936, a silver medal in 1932. Franco Riccardi at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
Cuba at the 1900 Summer Olympics
Cuba competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. Cuba had one fencer compete in the nation's debut, he won the amateur épée competition, in a special event that pitted the top four amateurs in 1900 against the top four professionals, he defeated all but one of his opponents, finishing 6-1 to take the silver medal
Johan Georg Harmenberg is a Swedish Olympic and world champion epee fencer. Harmenberg was born in Stockholm, is Jewish, he completed two years of study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975, leaving his course early before returning to Sweden, having been drafted by the Swedish army. He became a biotech researcher, he now holds an MD and a PhD in virology from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm and has been the Chief Medical Officer of Oncopeptides AB since 2012. His son Karl Harmenberg fenced epee for Harvard University, as a junior in 2008-09 won the gold medal at the NCAA Regionals and was selected to All-Ivy League second team, he has won eight total epee gold medals in both individual and team competitions at Olympic, World Championships, World Cup tournaments. He won the World Championship titles in Individual Épée and Team Épée events at the 1977 competitions in Buenos Aires, he won a bronze medal in Team Épée at the 1979 World Championships in Hamburg. Harmenberg captured three Individual Épée World Cup Championships within four years: 1977, 1979, 1980.
He won team titles at the 1977 and 1980 World Cups. At the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, he won a gold medal in the Individual Épée. In three of the final matches he won by only one touch, he is the only Swede to have won an individual gold medal in fencing. Harmenberg was a member of the Swedish épée team as well. Harmenberg, Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1997, he is the author of over 100 publications in scientific literature. Harmenberg co-authored scientific papers entitled "Fencing: Biomedical and Psychological Factors," "Comparison of different tests of fencing performance", "Physiological and morphological characteristics of world class fencers". Harmenberg has since had a distinguished career in medical pharmacology, publishing a variety of papers relating to viral immunology. After stints as VP of pharmaceutical development at Medivir, Chief Medical officer at Algeta ASA, is Medical Director and VP of clinical development at Axelar AB in Stockholm, Sweden.
Johan co-authored Épée 2.0: The Birth of the New Fencing Paradigm, Épée 2.5: The New Paradigm Revised and Augmented. In these books, he describes the new fencing paradigm that he developed with Maestro Eric Sollee, from MIT, which resulted in his victories and a transformation in how Épée is fenced at the higher levels of competition. List of select Jewish fencers Jewish Sports Legends bio Jewish Sports bio Jews in Sports bio "Johan Harmenberg 50 år"
Edoardo Mangiarotti was an Italian fencer. He won a total of 19 Olympic titles and World championships, more than any other fencer in the history of the sport, his Olympic medals include one individual gold, five team golds, five silver, two bronze medals from 1936 to 1960. Fencing is one of the original sports from the 1896 Games. Electronic scoring equipment was introduced in 1936 in the épée events when Mangiarotti won a gold medal with the other members of the Italian team, he won each épée event and was second only to expert Christian d'Oriola in the foil events. On a points for and against basis in international competition, Mangiarotti was the most successful fencer in history. Edoardo Mangiarotti was born into a famous fencing family on April 7, 1919. Giuseppe Mangiarotti, a Milanese fencing master and 17 times national épée champion, planned his son’s championship career and molded him into an awkward opponent by converting a natural right-hander to a left-hander. Dario Mangiarotti, older brother of the great Edoardo, won the world title in Cairo in 1949 and a gold and two silver in the Olympics.
Edoardo was a national junior foil champion at the age of 11. He competed in the 1935 world championships; the following year young Mangiarotti rewarded his father for his conscientious coaching with an Olympic team épée gold medal in the Olympics. In Paris, 1937, Edoardo Mangiarotti won a gold medal in a World Championships team event; the next year in Czechoslovakia he finished second in the individual épée, won a bronze in the team épée and a gold in team foil. At such an early stage in his career, the young Mangiarotti showed the strong determination and personality, to separate him from other international competitors in both foil and épée in the 1950s. At the 1948 London Olympics, Mangiarotti finished with a bronze medal in the individual épée and two team silver medals. Dario Mangiarotti could not compete because of an injury. In 1949, Dario won the individual épée World Championship in Cairo while his younger brother participated in the winning épée and foil teams. Two years Edoardo forged to the top in individual épée by winning the world championships in Stockholm.
The Helsinki Games in 1952 were the crowning glory for the Mangiarotti brothers. Against a record field of 76 competitors Edoardo Mangiarotti won the Olympic épée individual gold medal with decisive style. After a somewhat shaky start in the final he ran out the winner with seven victories, his brother had won the silver from Switzerland’s Oswald Zappelli, who had beaten Edoardo for the silver medal in the previous Olympics. The record created at the Helsinki Olympics by the Mangiarotti brothers may be second only to their countrymen the Nadi brothers. While Edoardo secured two gold medals for the épée team and individual titles and two silver medals for the foil team and individual, his brother won a gold medal for the épée team event and a silver for the individual to give the family a remarkable six medals; this compares with the 9 medals, 8 gold and 1 silver, won by Nedo Nadi and his brother Aldo Nadi in the 1920 Olympics, all in fencing. By the Melbourne Olympics, Edoardo was a fraction past his best but he refused to leave the international arena without a fight.
In the individual épée, Australian spectators were treated to a dramatic finale. Three Italians finished equal first, each with two losses. A barrage had to be held to sort out the medal winners; the drama heightened after the first section of the play off when Mangiarotti, Carlo Pavesi and Giuseppe Delfino all had one win and one loss. The second barrage broke the deadlock; the Italians had a clean sweep of the medals with Mangiarotti taking the bronze. As compensation he won gold in both foil team events. At the 1960 Games in Rome, Mangiarotti now a 41-year-old, the oldest on the Italian team, won a silver medal in the team foil behind the Soviet squad that boasted individual champion Zhdanovich; the Italian épée squad which included Mangiarotti and individual gold medalist Delfino won the team event from a brilliant British squad led by Bill Hoskyns the 1958 World individual champion. This was Mangiarotti's 13th and last Olympic medal, breaking the previous record of 12 by Paavo Nurmi at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.
His record would stand until the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, when Larisa Latynina would win her 18th medal, a record which stood until broken by Michael Phelps on July 31, 2012 at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Mangiarotti retired in 1961 and left the Olympic fencing arena as the greatest combined épée and foil fencer the world had seen, his participation in world and Olympic championships spanned 25 years and resulted in an amazing 39 top three placings. This five time Olympian was awarded a Bronze Olympic order in 1977. In 2003, the International Olympic Committee awarded Edoardo Mangiarotti with a Platinum Wreath, with a document which stated that: "Edoardo Mangiarotti's total of 39 gold, silver & bronze medals in Olympic & World Fencing Championships which earns him the distinction of being the greatest Fencer in that sport's history." List of multiple Olympic gold medalists List of multiple Olympic gold medalists in one event List of multiple Summer Olympic medalists Multiple medallist at the World Fencing Championships Italy at the Olympics – Men gold medalist Italy national fencing team – Multiple medalists Legends of Italian sport - Walk of Fame Edoardo Mangiarotti at the International Olympic Committee Edoardo Mangiarotti at Olympics at S
Győző Kulcsár was a Hungarian fencer. He competed in the individual and team épée events at the 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won four gold and two individual bronze medals, he won three world titles with the Hungarian team, in 1970, 1971 and 1978. After retiring from competitions Kulcsár worked in Hungary and Italy, his trainees include Emese Szász and his nephew Krisztián Kulcsár. He died on 19 September 2018 at the age of 77. Gyozo Kulcsar at the International Olympic Committee Győző Kulcsár at the Magyar Olimpiai Bizottság
Paul Anspach was a Belgian épée and foil fencer who competed in four consecutive Olympics. Anspach was Jewish, began his athletic career as a football player, he died in his sleep in Brussels, Belgium on 28 August 1981. Anspach was captain of the Belgian épée team from 1909 to 1928. At the 1908 Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal in the team épée event and placed 5th overall in individual épée. In the sabre competition, he was stopped in the 2nd round. At the 1912 Summer Olympics, he captured gold medals in both the individual and team épée competitions. In the individual event, he won 6 of his 7 matches, he finished in 12th place in the individual foil event. The Olympics were not held in 1916 because of World War I. At the 1920 Summer Olympics, Anspach won a silver medal in the team épée competition. In the 1924 Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal in team épée and finished 9th overall in individual épée. In 1951 Anspach became the first recipient of the Taher Pacha Trophy In 1976 Anspach was awarded the Silver Medal of the Olympic Order.
For the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, the Comités d'organisation des Jeux Olympiques invited Anspach to take part in the ceremony for the transmission of the Flame from Athens to Ottawa. His doctors felt that the journey from Brussels to Athens and back would be too tiring for the ninety-year-old Belgian, who said he was "honored and moved by this special invitation", he contributed to the formation of the Belgian Olympic Committee in 1906. In 1913 he was one of the founders of the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime, he served as its Secretary-General, before serving as its President from 1932 until 1939, from 1946 until 1950. In 1914 he sat as Secretary at the Paris Olympic Congress, where he dealt with the technical side of the Congress. In 1914, along with the Marquess of Chasseloup-Laubat he drew up the rules for Fencing as an Olympic sport. List of select Jewish fencers Olympic record