Lucien Gaudin

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Olympic medal record
Men's fencing
Competitor for  France
Gold 1924 Paris Team foil
Gold 1924 Paris Team épée
Gold 1928 Amsterdam Individual foil
Gold 1928 Amsterdam Individual épée
Silver 1920 Antwerp Team foil
Silver 1928 Amsterdam Team foil
Lucien Gaudin.jpg

Lucien Gaudin (September 27, 1886 – September 23, 1934) was a French fencer and Olympic champion both in foil and in épée competition.

He received gold medals in both foil individual and in épée individual at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.[1] He received gold medals in foil team and in épée team at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.

His record of four gold and two silver Olympic medals is tied for the best French Olympics performance, matching fencers Christian d'Oriola (four gold and two silver) then followed by both Philippe Cattiau and Roger Ducret (three gold, four silver and one bronze).

Lucien Gaudin also received two international champion's titles in épée (1905 and 1918), the European title in épée (1921, first edition) and received consecutively nine French champion's titles in foil (1906 to 1914).

Some sources claim that Gaudin was on the silver-medal sabre team in 1920, crediting him with an Olympic medal in each weapon.[2][3] However, the IOC medalist database does not award Gaudin a medal in that event,[4] the full results of the event show that he did not fence,[5] and numerous lists of competitors do not include him on the team.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1928 Summer Olympics – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Fencing" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 21, 2008)
  2. ^ "Escrimeurs de légende" (in French). 
  3. ^ Lucien Gaudin : le maître des armes. ISBN 978-2844210197. 
  4. ^ "IOC medal database". 
  5. ^ Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). p. Vol. 2, pp. 37–43. Retrieved 28 August 2007. 
  6. ^ DatabaseOlympics, De Wael, Sports-Reference.