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Jan York-Romary

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameJanice-Lee "Jan"•York-Romary
Used nameJan•York-Romary
Born6 August 1927 in San Mateo, California (USA)
Died31 May 2007 in Klamath Falls, Oregon (USA)
Measurements169 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsDC Fencers Club
NOC United States

Biography

Jan Romary was the first American woman to compete in six Olympic Games, appearing consecutively from 1948 thru 1968. At her final Olympics, she was selected to carry the U.S. flag at the Opening Ceremony, the first time a woman was given that honor. During her career, Romary won 10 U.S. championships in foil, still a record for men or women, and won a gold medal in the women’s foil at the 1967 Pan-American Games. She later became the fencing commissioner for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Jan York
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4 p4 r2/4
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Jan York
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Jan Romary
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 4
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Jan Romary
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 3 p2 r1/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) United States 3 p4 r1/4
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Jan Romary
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 5 p4 r1/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) United States =7
1968 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Jan Romary
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 5 p1 r2/4
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) United States =7

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1968 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony USA Jan York-Romary

Special Notes

Errata

Year of birth often seen incorrectly as 1928.