Ernest Gignoux

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Referee
Full nameJohn Ernest•Gignoux
Used nameErnest•Gignoux
Born26 August 1874 in Jersey City, New Jersey (USA)
Died14 September 1955 in New York, New York (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Ernest Gignoux attended Cornell, graduating in 1898, and later became a physician. He was the first winner of the Amsler Medal at Cornell, in 1898. He spent a few years training in Berlin after medical school, and then returned to New York to practice medicine. He represented the New York Athletic Club as a fencer. While at Cornell, Gignoux was also on the cross-country team and was President of the Fencers Club. He later became secretary of the American Medical Military Aid Association which gave free medical service to the families of soldiers and sailors.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Ernest Gignoux
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p9 r1/4
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 7 p13 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States DNS
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Ernest Gignoux
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p1 r1/3
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 4 p1 r2/4


Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Ernest Gignoux
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round Two Pool 4 Judge
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Round One Pool 7 Judge
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Semi-Finals Belgium — Denmark Judge


Year of birth of 1878 and place of birth of New York, New York are seen, even in official sources such as passport applications and federal census, but 1874 and Jersey City also seen in such and are more common.