Philippe Cattiau

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 3
Silver 4
Bronze 1
Total 8
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full namePhilippe Louis Eugène•Cattiau
Used namePhilippe•Cattiau
Born28 July 1892 in Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine (FRA)
Died18 February 1962 in Saint-Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine (FRA)
Measurements165 cm
NOC France

Biography

Philippe Cattiau won eight Olympic medals during his five appearances at the Olympic Games, with three team gold medals, including winning gold in both team foil and épée in 1932. Cattiau learned fencing from his father who was a fencing master sergeant with the 47th infantry regiment. At the World Championships, Cattiau won the individual épée in 1929 and 1920 and added two silver medals in individual foil in 1927 and 1929. He won another two gold medals in team épée in 1934-3 and won two silver medals in team foil in 1930 and 1937. In 1946 Cattiau took over from Lucien Mérignac as director of the fencing hall of the ACF (French Automobile Club), a position he held until his death in 1962. After his retirement from competition in 1939 he later coached the French national foil and épée teams.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Philippe Cattiau
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Philippe Cattiau
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Philippe Cattiau
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Philippe Cattiau
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 9
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Philippe Cattiau
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) France 3 Bronze

Special Notes