Armand Mouyal

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Armand Mouyal
Personal information
Born (1925-10-13)13 October 1925
Oran, Algeria
Died 15 July 1988(1988-07-15) (aged 62)
Sport
Sport Fencing

Armand Mouyal (13 October 1925 – 15 July 1988) was a French epee fencer.

Fencing career[edit]

Born in Oran, Algeria, Mouyal began fencing in the early 1950s.[1]

National championships[edit]

Mouyal, a French police officer, won the French national individual épée title in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, and 1959.[2]

World championships[edit]

Mouyal won the world individual épée championship in 1957.[2]

He participated in team épée, winning a world championship gold medal in 1951; silver in 1953, 1955, 1961, and 1963; and bronze 1954 and 1958.[2]

World rankings[edit]

Mouyal was ranked No. 5 in the world in 1955, and 8th in 1956.[2]

Olympics[edit]

He was eliminated in the first round of the individual event and the second round of the team event at the 1952 Summer Olympics Games.[1]

He was a member of the French team that won a bronze medal in team épée at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He advanced to the semifinals in individual épée.[3][4]

At the 1960 Summer Olympics, he placed seventh in individual épée, reaching the finals, and the French épée team was eliminated in the second round.[1]

Hall of Fame[edit]

Mouyal, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mouyal, Armand". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Armand Mouyal". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Armand Mouyal". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Armand Mouyal Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 

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