Eugène-Henri Gravelotte

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Olympic medal record
Men's fencing
Representing  France
Gold medal – first place 1896 Athens Foil

Eugène-Henri Gravelotte (6 February 1876 in Paris – 23 August 1939) was a French fencer. He was the first modern Olympic champion in foil, winning the event at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.[1]

Gravelotte was undefeated in his group for the preliminary round, defeating Greek fencers Athanasios Vouros, Konstantinos Komninos-Miliotis, and Georgios Balakakis in succession. He then faced fellow Frenchman Henri Callot, who had gone undefeated in the other group, in the final. Gravelotte won that match 3-2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eugène Henry Gravelotte Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2011-09-18.