Fernand Leischen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Referee
SexMale
Full nameJean-Fernand•Leischen
Used nameFernand•Leischen
Born21 August 1919 in Differdange (LUX)
Died29 April 2017
Measurements175 cm / 70 kg
NOC Luxembourg

Biography

Jean-Fernand Leischen was an épée fencer who competed at the 1948, 1952, and 1956 Olympics, in both individual and team events at each Games. With the Luxembourg team he finished fourth in team épée in 1952 and tied for fifth in 1948. At the World Championships Leischen helped Luxembourg to fifth-place finishes in 1951, and 1953-55.

Leischen later became active in fencing administration, with the Cercle d’Éscrime Differdingen, whom he served as secretary-general, treasurer, vice-president, and finally from 1961-64, as president. He also represented the Fédération Luxembourgeoise d’Éscrime on the Comité Olympique Luxembourgeois. His business career was in industry.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing LUX Fernand Leischen
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 8 p6 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Luxembourg =5
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing LUX Fernand Leischen
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 8 p5 r2/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Luxembourg 4
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing LUX Fernand Leischen
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p3 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Luxembourg 3 p3 r1/3

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing LUX Fernand Leischen
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 8 Jury President
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 8, Barrage Jury President