Erna Sondheim

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnna Maria Ernestine "Erna"•Sondheim (Glück-)
Used nameErna•Sondheim
Born17 February 1904 in Gauting, Bayern (GER)
Died9 January 2008 in Bad Reichenhall, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsMünchner Fechtclub
NOC Germany


German fencer Erna Sondheim came in fourth at the 1928 Amsterdam Games in the individual foil. In 1923 she earned her only national podium, placing third. In 1930 Sondheim won the 3me Jeux Féminins internationaux in Praha, and in 1932 won a bronze medal in women’s team foil at the World Championships, the first time that event was contested at Worlds. She died just a month before her 104th birthday, making her the longest lived German Olympian.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing GER Erna Sondheim
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4

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