Edward Gardère

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward Maurice•Gardère
Used nameEdward•Gardère
Born25 February 1909 in Gérardmer, Vosges (FRA)
Died24 July 1997 in Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (ARG)
AffiliationsSalle Gardère, (FRA)
NOC France
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3


Edward Gardère was born in the mountainous region of the Vosges. Between 1930 and 1944 he won 10 French Championships in the individual foil, a record which still stands today. At the World Championships, he won two silver medals in team foil in 1937-38 as well as a silver and bronze medal as an individual in those years. Gardère’s only team silver in the sabre came in 1938. At the International Championships, which preceded the official World Championships until 1935, he won an individual foil gold in 1935 and three silvers in 1930, 1934 and 1935. After the end of his active career, he became a fencing master and opened his own fencing school. Gardère had a short cameo appearance in the 1943 French movie “Le Colonel Chabert.”


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Edward Gardère
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p1 r2/3
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p1 r2/3
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Edward Gardère
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p2 r3/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) France =5

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