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Ernest Gignoux

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
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(s) 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 Status Team Pos Details
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Individual, Men Olympic 6 p9 r1/4 Representing United States    
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 7 p13 r1/4
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing Sabre, Individual, Men Olympic 6 p1 r1/3 Representing United States    
  Sabre, Team, Men Olympic United States 4 p1 r2/4


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.