Hugh Alessandroni

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameHugh Vincenzo•Alessandroni
Used nameHugh•Alessandroni
Born15 January 1908 in New York, New York (USA)
Died31 March 1989 in Little Silver, New Jersey (USA)
AffiliationsFencers Club, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

At the 1932 Olympics, Hugh Alessandroni was a member of the highly successful U.S. foil team which defeated France, throwing the final into a three-way tie between France, Italy and the U.S. that was decided by a series of barrage matches. Alessandroni later won the American Fencer’s League of America championship in foil individual in 1934 and 1936. A graduate of Columbia, he later represented the New York Fencers Club and shared in seven team national championships, six with the foil and one in three-weapon. He was also involved in perfecting the electronic scoring system used for the first time at the Berlin Games.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Hugh Alessandroni
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Hugh Alessandroni
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p5 r2/5
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =5

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Hugh Alessandroni
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Final Standings Jury