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Matthias Gey

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMatthias•Gey
Used nameMatthias•Gey
Born7 July 1960 in Tauberbischofsheim, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Measurements187 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsFC Tauberbischofsheim, Tauberbischofsheim (GER)
NOC West Germany

Biography

Foil fencer Matthias Gey won two Olympic silver medals at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympics with the West German team. Individually, he finished sixth and eighth respectively. His greatest moment came in 1987, when he won the individual gold medal at the World Championships, adding to the silver medal he won in 1983. Gey also won two more team golds (1983, 1987), one silver (1989) and two bronze medals (1979, 1981). He also won five national titles in 1982-84, 1986, and 1990.

Gey studied architecture and later had his own office at Tauberbischofsheim. He was nicknamed “foil mathematician” during his fencing career. He was awarded the Silver Bay Leaf, Germany’s highest sports award.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1984 Summer Olympics Fencing FRG Matthias Gey
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) West Germany 2 Silver
1988 Summer Olympics Fencing FRG Matthias Gey
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 8
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) West Germany 2 Silver

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