Claude Netter

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Claude Netter
Personal information
Born(1924-10-23)23 October 1924
Paris, France
Died13 June 2007(2007-06-13) (aged 82)

Claude Netter (23 October 1924, in Paris, France – 13 June 2007) was a French Olympic champion foil fencer.

Netter competed in three Olympiads for the French foil team, winning two medals.[1] Netter was Jewish.[2]

Fencing career[edit]

French Championships[edit]

Netter was the French national foil champion in 1952.[1]

World Championships[edit]

Netter was a member of the French team that won the gold medal at the World Championships in 1951 and 1953, and in 1959 he won silver at the World Championships in the individual foil competition.[1]


Netter won a gold medal in team foil at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.[3] The French team defeated Egypt (15–1), Hungary (12–4), and Italy (8–6) in the finals.

He won a silver medal in team foil in the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne and placed 6th in individual foil.[4]

Netter's final Olympic appearance was in Rome at the 1960 Summer Olympics in the team foil competition. The French team placed 5th.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Claude Netter Olympic Results". Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  2. ^ Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics : with a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medalists. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 9781903900871.
  3. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Claude Netter". Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Netter, Claude". Jews in Sports. Retrieved 28 April 2014.