Raymond Paul

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRaymond Rudolf Valentine•Paul
Used nameRaymond•Paul
Born21 November 1928 in Romford, England (GBR)
Died23 December 2013 in London, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


The son of a French fencing master who settled in London and started Britain’s most famous fencing dynasty. Although not as successful as his brother René, Raymond Paul won four national epee titles, two gold medals at the Commonwealth Games and a bronze medal in the team foil at the 1955 world championships.

He married athlete June Foulds, an Olympic relay medallist in both 1952 and 1956 although the two later divorced. Their son Steven went on to emulate his parents and competed in three Olympic Games as a fencer. Raymond Paul also made a brief foray into the movies and acted as fencing double for Errol Flynn in the film “The Dark Avenger”.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Raymond Paul
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p1 r2/4
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 p2 r2/4
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Raymond Paul
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 8
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain =5
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain =7

Olympic family relations

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