Mark Midler

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Mark Midler
Personal information
Born (1931-09-24)24 September 1931
Moscow, Soviet Union
Died 31 May 2012(2012-05-31) (aged 80)[1]
Sport
Sport Fencing

Mark Petrovich Midler (Russian: Марк Петрович Мидлер; 24 September 1931 – 31 May 2012) was a Soviet Russian foil fencer. He competed at four Olympic Games[3] and won two gold medals.

Fencing career[edit]

Midler was a member of the USSR National Fencing Team between 1951 and 1967.[4] He trained at Burevestnik in Moscow.[5]

World Championships[edit]

Midler won four consecutive World Championships in Foil, in 1959 to 1962. He also won a silver medal in 1957 and bronze medals in 1959 and 1961.[6] Along with his Soviet teammates, he won the World Team Championshipsin Foil five times: in 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1966. They also won a silver medal in 1967.

Olympics[edit]

Midler was captain of the Foil team for the 1960 Olympic Games and the 1964 Olympic Games. They won the gold medal in Team Foil at both Olympics.

Coaching career[edit]

Midler coached fencing for the Olympic teams of the Soviet Union and Russia.

Awards[edit]

Midler, who was Jewish, was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1983.[7] In 1960 he was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NOS Sport – Schermlegende Midler overleden". Nos.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 
  2. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Mark Midler". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Mark Midler Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  4. ^ Profile at the Russian Fencing Federation
  5. ^ a b Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed. ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 564. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Hall of Fame – Joseph Siegman – Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 

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