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Roger Closset

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRoger Robert•Closset
Used nameRoger•Closset
Born11 February 1933 in Paris Xe, Paris (FRA)
Died27 October 2020 in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine (FRA)
Measurements172 cm / 70 kg
NOC France


Roger Closset was a foil fencer who competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in team foil in 1956. A junior world champion in 1953-54, Closset joined the French national team in late 1953. He won three team foil medals at the World Championships, with gold in 1958, and silver in 1954 and 1957. Closset also won team gold medals in foil and épée at the 1955 Mediterranean Games. He won the Martini Invitational in 1955, 1956, and 1959.

Closset later coached the French national team for 16 years and captained it for eight years. He became President of the Association of French International Fencers and Vice-President of the Federation of International French Sports.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Roger Closset
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Roger Closset
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France DNS

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