Alois Gottfried

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlois•Gottfried
Used nameAlois•Gottfried
Born30 September 1901 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died28 September 1996 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements185 cm
AffiliationsClub Hakoah
NOC Austria


Alois Gottfried was an Austrian foil fencer who competed at the 1924 Olympics. He competed for Club Hakoah of Wien (Vienna), a Jewish sports club. Gottfried was a lawyer, but because of his religion he did not feel safe in 1930s Austria and in September 1938 escaped to Zürich, Switzerland, and then Le Havre, France, where he caught the Ile de France ship to the United States. He petitioned to become a US citizen on 18 November 1938 in Los Angeles. A lawyer, Gottfried lived in Los Angeles until his death in 1996.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing AUT Alois Gottfried
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p3 r2/5
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Austria 4 p1 r2/4
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Austria DNS