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Lilo Allgayer

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameLieselotte Anni "Lilo"•Allgayer (Deutzer-, -König)
Used nameLilo•Allgayer
Born6 October 1915 in Offenbach am Main, Hessen (GER)
Died23 December 2009 in Bad Orb, Hessen (GER)
AffiliationsFC Hermannia, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
NOC Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

Lilo Allgayer started her fencing career at Turnverein Offenbach which later turned to Fechtclub Offenbach. Her sporting career was closely linked to her fencing master, Fritz Gazzera, under whom she trained from 1930 until World War II. In 1940 she won her first German Championship, to which she would add eight more. She competed at the World Championships in 1937 at Paris, in 1954 at Luxemburg, and in 1955 at Rome.

At the 1952 Helsinki Olympics she was the only female German participant in fencing, and reached the semi-finals. In 1951 she was one of the first German fencers to beat their Italian competitors in an international match. She died at the age of 94 as Lilo König.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing GER FRG Lilo Allgayer
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 6 p2 r3/4