24 September 1931|
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Died||31 May 2012(aged 80)|
Midler captured World Championship titles in the Foil event four consecutive years: 1959–62. He was also a member of Soviet Foil teams that won World Team Championships five times: in 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1966. In 1967, Midler’s Soviet Foil team won a silver medal. Midler won a World Championships silver medal in Individual Foil in 1957, and Individual bronze medals in 1959 and 1961.
Four years later, at the Tokyo Games—again as captain—his Soviet team won their second consecutive Team Foil gold medal.
Midler has served through the years as one of the old Soviet Union’s and Russia’s Olympic coaches.
Hall of Fame
- "NOS Sport - Schermlegende Midler overleden". Nos.nl. Retrieved 2012-06-01.
- "Olympics Statistics: Mark Midler". databaseolympics.com. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
- "Mark Midler Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-25.
- Profile at the Russian Fencing Federation
- Boris Khavin (1979). All about Olympic Games. (in Russian) (2nd ed. ed.). Moscow: Fizkultura i sport. p. 564.
- Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Hall of Fame - Joseph Siegman - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2012-06-01.