Henri Anspach

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

Henri Anspach (10 July 1882 in Belgium – 29 March 1979) was a Belgian épée and foil fencer. He was an Olympic champion in team épée.

Olympic fencing career[edit]

Anspach, who was Jewish,[1] was born in Brussels, Belgium.[2] He competed for the Belgian fencing team at the 1912 Summer Olympics. He won a gold medal in the team épée competition, along with teammates were Jacques Ochs, Gaston Salmon, and brother Paul Anspach.[3]

Anspach also competed on the men's sabre team, which came in fifth.[4]

In individual events, Anspach finished 16th in foil and 12th in épée.[3]

Later life[edit]

Anspach later became a painter.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. ^ Henri Anspach Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b "Anspach, Henri". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Henri Anspach Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 30 November 2009. Retrieved 7 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original on 9 August 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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