Egon Franke

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEgon Johann•Franke
Used nameEgon•Franke
Born23 October 1935 in Gliwice, Śląskie (POL)
Died30 March 2022 in Chieri, Torino (ITA)
Measurements178 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsBudowlanych Gliwice/Piasta Gliwice/Legia Warszawa
NOC Poland

Biography

Foil fencer Egon Franke participated in three consecutive Olympic Games from 1960-68. He earned individual gold medal in 1964 and a team silver the same year, in addition to team bronze in 1968. At the World Championships he won one team gold, one team silver and four team bronzes, in addition to individual bronze in 1963. He later worked as a fencing coach in Italy, where he lived with his wife Elżbieta Franke-Cymerman, who also was an Olympic fencer.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing POL Egon Franke
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Poland =5
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing POL Egon Franke
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Poland 2 Silver
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Poland DNS
1968 Summer Olympics Fencing POL Egon Franke
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Poland 3 Bronze

Olympic family relations

Special Notes