René Bougnol

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameRené•Bougnol
Used nameRené•Bougnol
Born7 January 1911 in Montpellier, Hérault (FRA)
Died20 June 1956 in Montpellier, Hérault (FRA)
Measurements168 cm
NOC France

Biography

René Bougnol’s Olympic career spanned 20 years and four Olympic Games. In 1947 he was World Champion with the foil team, winning in team foil and épée in 1951. At official World Championships Bougnol won another four silver medals in team foil (1937-38, 1949-50), one with the epée team and one in the epée individual. At the International Championships, which preceded the official World Championships until 1935, he won three silvers in team foil in 1930, 1934 and 1935. He made his first podium in 1930 at the age of 19 and his last in 1951 at age 40. In 1951 Bougnol also took the gold in individual epée at the Mediterranean Games in Alexandria. A sports palace is named after him in his hometown of Montpellier, which hosted games of the handball and volleyball World Championships.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA René Bougnol
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 8
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA René Bougnol
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA René Bougnol
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA René Bougnol
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 10 p2 r3/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) France 3 p1 r2/4

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA René Bougnol
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Final Standings Jury

Special Notes