Iuliu Falb

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Iuliu Falb
Born (1942-12-14)14 December 1942
Timișoara, Romania
Died 2009 (aged 66–67)[1]
Weapon(s) foil
Hand right-handed
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Club CSA Steaua

Iuliu Falb (14 December 1942 – 2009) was a Romanian fencer. He competed in the team foil events at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Summer Olympics.[2]

Career[edit]

Falb took up fencing under the coaching of Andrei Altman at the local club "„Flacăra Roșie”", where he became friends with future teammate and Olympic champion Ion Drîmbă.[3] He transferred in 1961 to CSA Steaua with coaches Constantin Panescu and Vasile Chelaru. He was national champion in 1965, 1966 and 1967. That same year, along with Ion Drîmbă, Ștefan Ardeleanu, Tănase Mureșanu and Mihai Țiu, he earned Romania's first team world title in fencing with a gold medal in Montreal. He was named "master in sports" (Maestru al sportului) in 1966, then "honoured master in sports" (Maestru emerit al sportului) a year later.

After his retirement as an athlete, Falb became a fencing coach, working for several clubs and for the National Institute of Physical Education in Bucharest.[3] He also served as a national and international referee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10. Sport". The Diaspora Foundation. Retrieved 2016-11-08.  (Hungarian)
  2. ^ "Iuliu Falb Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Nicu, Alexe, ed. (2002), "Federația Română de Scrimă", Educației Fizice și Sportului din România (pdf) (in Romanian), 1, Bucharest: Aramis, p. 1041