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Lucien Gaudin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 6
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLucien Alphonse Paul•Gaudin
Used nameLucien•Gaudin
Born27 September 1886 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais (FRA)
Died23 September 1934 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
AffiliationsSalle Carrichon, Paris (FRA)
NOC France

Biography

With four gold and two silver medals at the Olympic Games 1920-28 Lucien Gaudin was the most successful French fencer of the pre-war era. He studied with the fencing masters Paul Carrichon and Lucien Mérignac, participants in the 1900 Olympics. In 1928 Gaudin won both the individual foil and épée. His career spanned 25 years, from 1904-29. In 1905 he won the International Championship, the predecessor of the World Championships, which he repeated in 1918. In 1921 he was the first European Champion with the épée and won the French title with that weapon in 1905, adding French foil titles in 1906 and 1910-13. He later became a journalist and co-owner of the company Les Films Sportifs that produced the 1924 Olympic film. His company went bankrupt in 1934 and Gaudin took his life four days before his 49th birthday.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Lucien Gaudin
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Lucien Gaudin
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Lucien Gaudin
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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