Albertson Van Zo Post

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Albertson Van Zo Post
O'Connor, Tatham, Nadal, Van Zo Post, 1891.jpg
Van Zo Post (seated) with William Scott O'Connor, Charles Tatham, C. C. Nadal in 1891.
Medal record
Men's fencing
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1904 St. Louis Singlestick
Gold medal – first place 1904 St. Louis Team foil
Silver medal – second place 1904 St. Louis Foil
Bronze medal – third place 1904 St. Louis Épée
Bronze medal – third place 1904 St. Louis Sabre

Albertson Van Zo Post (July 28, 1866 – January 23, 1938) was an American fencer who competed in the 1904 Summer Olympics and 1912 Summer Olympics. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and died in New York City.

He was the son of Henry A. V. Post, an engineer and sharpshooter officer during the American Civil War.

In 1904 he won the gold medal in the singlestick and team foil competition, silver in individual foil and bronze in individual épée and individual sabre.[1]

Eight years later in Stockholm he reached to the quarterfinals in individual foil, individual épée and individual sabre and did not advance from first round in the team épée competition.

He wrote two novels, Retz (1908) and Diana Ardway (1913).[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Albertson Van Zo Post Olympic Results". Retrieved 2010-04-02.

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