Jacques Lataste

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJacques Vital Lucien•Lataste
Used nameJacques•Lataste
Born7 June 1922 in La Grand-Combe, Gard (FRA)
Died10 November 2011 in Paris XIXe, Paris (FRA)
Measurements183 cm / 78 kg
NOC France

Biography

Jacques Lataste was a member of the highly successful French foil team that won Olympic team gold medals in 1948 and 1952, team foil silver at the 1956 Olympics, team World titles in 1951 and 1953, and team silvers at the 1949 and 1950 World Championships. Individually he won foil bronzes at the 1950 and 1955 World Championships, was fourth at the 1952 Olympics and won the French foil title in 1950. Outside of sports, Lataste worked as a surgeon at the Hospital Center Intercommunal Créteil and Péan Surgical Clinic in Paris.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Jacques Lataste
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Jacques Lataste
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing FRA Jacques Lataste
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7 p2 r1/3
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) France 2 Silver
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) France DNS

Special Notes