Olympic Competitor nr 1063
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B. 1886-09-27, Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France; D. 1934-09-23
Fencing (4 gold, 2 silver)
Gaudin had an extraordinary fencing career from 1904 to 1929, with a first World Title in 1905. He was however not selected for the Olympic Games in 1908, and French fencers did not compete at Stockholm, so he had to wait until 1920 for an Olympic appearance. At Antwerpen, he won team silver, but was wounded by an American, so again he missed out on individual honours. At Paris, after winning the team title, at which he contributed 22 wins out of 22, with 110 hits against 21, he felt an acute pain in his left hand, and once more he had to retire. He finally won his individual Olympic titles at Amsterdam, at the age of fourty-two. He was declared 'Hors Classe' by the French Fencing Federation, an honour never before bestowed on any fencer.
B. 1904-09-28, Roma, Italy; D. 1948-01-06, Roma
Fencing (3 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
This great fencer competed at four olympiads, from 1924 to 1936. He was also
individual world foil champion in 1929 and 1934.
In 1924 he only fenced in one quarter-final match
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Written 2000-11-28 - last modified 2011-08-25
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