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Helga Volz-Mees

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameHelga Margot•Volz-Mees
Used nameHelga•Volz-Mees
Born12 July 1937 in Saarbrücken, Saarland (GER)
Died11 April 2014 in Schifferstadt, Rheinland-Pfalz (GER)
Measurements160 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsTBS Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany
Nationality West Germany

Biography

Helga Mees was born in Saarbrücken and started under her maiden name in 1960 and 1964 for the combined German team. In 1968 she competed under the married name Volz-Mees for West Germany, having married West German wrestler Gerd Volz. She might also have started in 1972, but failed to qualify at the crucial tournament. Beside her silver medal in the individual foil and her team bronze in the 1964 Olympics she won team silver (1958) and team bronze (1959) at the World Championships. Domestically she won individual foil titles in 1960 and 1961. She was one of the few German athletes starting for three different German countries: until 1956 for Saar, until 1967 for the combined German team and since 1968 for West Germany.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing GER FRG Helga Mees
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4 p2 r2/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 4
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing GER FRG Helga Mees
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Unified Team of Germany 3 Bronze
1968 Summer Olympics Fencing FRG Helga Volz-Mees
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 6 p2 r2/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) West Germany 5

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