Ellen Osiier

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Olympic medal record
Women's fencing
Representing  Denmark
Gold medal – first place 1924 Paris Individual foil

Ellen Osiier (August 13, 1890 – September 6, 1962) was a Danish foil fencer.

Osiier was born in Hjørring, Nordjylland, Denmark.[1]

The 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris was the first Olympic Games to feature women's fencing. Osiier, then 33, won the gold medal and undefeated in the 16 matches she fenced in the event.[2][3] With this victory, Osiier became the Olympics' first woman fencing champion.[4]

Her husband, Ivan Osiier, fenced in seven Olympics, won a silver medal in individual épée for Denmark at the 1912 Olympics, and won 25 Danish national championships in three weapons.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Olympic Athletes Born in Hjørring, Nordjylland, Denmark | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ Female Olympians: A Mediated Socio-Cultural and Political-Economic Timeline - Linda K. Fuller
  3. ^ "Olympic Games". Olympic.org. Archived from the original on March 3, 2007. Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Findling, John E.; Pelle, Kimberly D. (1996). Historical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 64. ISBN 9780313284779. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Google". Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  6. ^ Olympic History for Sporting Families

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