Christian d'Oriola

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Christian d'Oriola
Christian d'Oriola 1968 Sharjah stamp.jpg
Christian d'Oriola on a 1968 stamp of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
Personal information
Born 3 October 1928
Perpignan, France
Died 29 October 2007 (aged 79)
Nîmes, France
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
Sport Fencing
Event(s) Foil, épée

Christian d'Oriola (3 October 1928 – 29 October 2007) was a French fencer. He was a cousin of the Olympic equestrian Pierre Jonquères d'Oriola.

D'Oriola took part in the 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960 Olympics, serving as the Olympic flag bearer for France in 1960. Between 1947 and 1958 he won four gold and two silver medals at Summer Olympics and eight world titles in the foil. At the 1960 Olympics he also competed in the team épée, and in 1970, aged 42, won the French national title in this event. In 1972, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor. After retiring from competitions he acted as a fencing judge and served as vice-president of the French Fencing Federation.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christian d'Oriola". sports-reference.com. 

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]

D'Oriola carrying French flag at the 1960 Olympics