Gaston Salmon

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Gaston Salmon
Medal record
Men's Fencing
Representing  Belgium
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Team epée

Gaston Salmon (5 March 1878 – 30 April 1917) was a Belgian épée, foil, and sabre fencer. He was Jewish.[1]

Early and personal life[edit]

Salmon was born in Marcinelle, in the city of Charleroi, in Belgium, and was Jewish.[2][3][4] He married Fernande Ermens, and lived in Etterbeek.[5] He was killed in World War I in a bombing by a German plane, and was buried in Westvleteren.[5]

Olympic fencing career[edit]

Salmon represented Belgium at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, competing in three events, winning a gold medal in team épée.[1][6] He also competed in two individual events, but was eliminated in the first round of both the individual foil and individual sabre. The team included artist Jacques Ochs.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Taylor, Paul (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: The Clash Between Sport and Politics : with a Complete Review of Jewish Olympic Medallists. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 9781903900871.
  2. ^ "La médaille d’or d’un Carolo en vente à Hollywood!" - Édition digitale de Mons
  3. ^ Day by Day in Jewish Sports History - Bob Wechsler
  4. ^ The Jewish lists: physicists and generals, actors and writers, and hundreds ... - Martin Harry Greenberg
  5. ^ a b "Un double héros - Je rêve à toi dans l'absolu de ton absence"
  6. ^ "Gaston Salmon Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 11 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-08.

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