Ernst Rau

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErnst•Rau
Used nameErnst•Rau
Born4 January 1927 in Quierschied, Saarland (GER)
Died2 May 2012 in Auersmacher, Kleinblittersdorf, Saarland (GER)
AffiliationsSV Saar 05, Saarbrücken (GER)
NOC Saar


Fencer Ernst Rau of SV Saar 05 Saarbrücken’s participation in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics was the highlight of his career, despite being eliminated in the first round of both the individual foil and sabre. The Saar foil and sabre teams were also eliminated in the first rounds. He was, at the time, the best sabre fencer in Saar. Rau became coach at TuS 1860 Neunkirchen in 1975, replacing his Helsinki Olympic team-mate Karl Bach, who retired from coaching.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing SAA Ernst Rau
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) =5 p5 r1/4
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Saar 3 p1 r1/4
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p4 r1/4
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Saar 4 p5 r1/4