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Daniel Bukantz

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameDaniel B.•Bukantz
Used nameDaniel•Bukantz
Born4 December 1917 in New York, New York (USA)
Died26 July 2008 in Forest Hills, New York (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 88 kg
AffiliationsFencers Club, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Daniel Bukantz competed at the 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960 Olympics, placing fourth twice in team foil (1948, 1956). He won Amateur Fencers League of America (AFLA) individual foil titles in 1949, 1952-53, and 1957, and helped his team, Fencers Club of New York to win nine AFLA team titles. Bukantz won gold with the foil at the 1950 Maccabiah Games.

Bukantz attended City College of New York, winning the 1938 Intercollegiate Fencing Association foil title, and then earned a dental degree from New York University. In World War II he was a captain in the Army Dental Corps, serving in the 87th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. He practiced for many years as a dentist in New York. Bukantz also became a fencing official, judging at eight Olympics and three World Championships. He is a member of the US Fencing Hall of Fame. In 2000, he received the Pillar of Achievement Award from the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4
1952 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p5 r2/4
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 p3 r2/4
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =5

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
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
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals Pool 3 Jury President
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 7 Jury President
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 10 Jury President
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 10, Barrage Jury President
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Soviet Union — Unified Team of Germany Jury President
1964 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Ion Drîmbă — Nasser Madani Jury President
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Roland Losert — Ion Drîmbă Jury President
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Roland Losert — Sándor Szabó Jury President
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals Pool 6 Jury President
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Pool Jury President
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 6 Jury President
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Poland — Japan Jury President
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Quarter-Finals Poland — Romania Jury President
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Poland — Australia Jury President
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Italy — Australia Jury President
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 France — Australia Jury President
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Classification Round 5-8 Katalin Juhász-Nagy — Giovanna Masciotta Jury President
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Semi-Finals Bruna Colombetti-Peroncini — Mary Watts-Tobin Jury President
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Final Pool Unified Team of Germany — Italy Jury President
Foil, Team, Women (Olympic) Final Pool Romania — France Jury President
1968 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 2 Pool 6 Jury President
1972 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 5 Jury President
1976 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Round 1 West Germany — Kuwait Jury President
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 4 Jury President
1984 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Daniel Bukantz
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 6 Jury President