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Brigitte Latrille-Gaudin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBrigitte•Latrille-Gaudin
Used nameBrigitte•Latrille-Gaudin
Born15 April 1958 in Bordeaux, Gironde (FRA)
Measurements174 cm / 55 kg
AffiliationsRacing CF, Paris (FRA)
NOC France


Brigitte Gaudin was World Junior Champion in the foil in 1978. She later won three Olympic gold medals in team foil for France, in 1976, 1980, and 1984. Outside of fencing she initially worked for over 15 years as a flight attendant. In 1993 she bought the company, Ricarimpex, a company which specializes in the breeding and distribution of leeches (Hirudo medicinalis) for medical uses. Leeches are used medically in orthopaedics and plastic surgery after microsurgical and replantation procedures, because they secrete a powerful anti-coagulant, hirudin, that prevents clotting of repaired small blood vessels. After buying the company, it was said of Latrille-Gaudin that she was so devoted to it that she never went on holiday for over 20 years.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Brigitte Latrille
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 21
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) France 2 Silver
1980 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Brigitte Latrille-Gaudin
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 5
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) France 1 Gold
1984 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Brigitte Gaudin
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 8
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) France 3 Bronze
1988 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Brigitte Gaudin
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 26
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) France 7

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