Christian d'Oriola

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Christian d'Oriola
Christian d'Oriola 1968 Sharjah stamp.jpg
Christian d'Oriola on a 1968 stamp of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Personal information
Born3 October 1928
Perpignan, France
Died29 October 2007 (aged 79)
Nîmes, France
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportFencing
Event(s)Foil, épée
Medal record
Representing  France
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1948 London Team foil
Silver medal – second place 1948 London Individual foil
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Individual foil
Gold medal – first place 1952 Helsinki Team foil
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne Individual foil
Silver medal – second place 1956 Melbourne Team foil
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1947 Lisbon Individual foil
Gold medal – first place 1947 Lisbon Team foil
Gold medal – first place 1949 Cairo Individual foil
Silver medal – second place 1949 Cairo Team foil
Gold medal – first place 1951 Stockholm Team foil
Gold medal – first place 1953 Brussels Individual foil
Gold medal – first place 1953 Brussels Team foil
Gold medal – first place 1954 Luxembourg Individual foil
Silver medal – second place 1954 Luxembourg Team foil
Silver medal – second place 1955 Rome Individual foil
Gold medal – first place 1958 Philadelphia Team foil

Christian d'Oriola (3 October 1928 – 29 October 2007) was a French fencer. He was a cousin of the Olympic equestrian Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola.

D'Oriola took part in the 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics, serving as the Olympic flag bearer for France in 1960. Between 1947 and 1958 he won four gold and two silver medals at Summer Olympics and eight world titles in the foil. At the 1960 Olympics he also competed in the team épée, and in 1970, aged 42, won the French national title in this event. In 1972, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor. After retiring from competitions he acted as a fencing judge and served as vice-president of the French Fencing Federation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian d'Oriola". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.

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D'Oriola carrying French flag at the 1960 Olympics