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Brigitte Dumont-Gapais

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameBrigitte•Dumont-Gapais
Used nameBrigitte•Dumont-Gapais
Born25 April 1944 in Saint-Fargeau-Ponthierry, Seine-et-Marne (FRA)
Died29 November 2018 in Concarneau, Finistère (FRA)
Measurements164 cm / 50 kg
NOC France

Biography

Brigitte Dumont-Gapais was a foil fencer who competed for France at the 1964, 1968, 1972, and 1976 Olympics. She won one Olympic medal, a silver in team foil in 1976. Brigitte competed as Brigitte Gapais in 1964 and 1968, but then married Bernard Dumont, a sabreur fencer who competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics. She was World Junior Champion in individual foil in 1964, and won five French individual senior titles – in 1965, 1968-69, 1974, and 1976.

Dumont-Gapais later worked in sports administration, serving as Vice-President of the French Olympic Committee from 1976-81. In 1985 she became secretary-general of the French Fencing Federation, a position she held for 15 years. She was a graduate of the Arms Masters and was an international arbitrator. Dumont-Gapais was made an honorary member of the FIE and French Fencing Federation. She died on the same day as one of her teammates from Montréal, Christine Muzio.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Brigitte Gapais
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 6 p3 r2/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) France 6
1968 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Brigitte Gapais
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) France 4
1972 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Brigitte Dumont-Gapais
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4 p2 r3/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) France 6
1976 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Brigitte Dumont
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) France 2 Silver

Olympic family relations

Special Notes