Ralph Goldstein

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Referee
SexMale
Full nameRalph Myer•Goldstein
Used nameRalph•Goldstein
Born6 October 1913 in Malden, Massachusetts (USA)
Died25 July 1997 in near Bennington, Vermont (USA)
Measurements169 cm / 67 kg
AffiliationsSalle Santelli, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Ralph Goldstein competed in team épée at the 1948 and 1956 Olympics. He did not compete at the 1960 Olympics but was team captain. Goldstein also competed at several Maccabiah Games. He won Amateur Fencers League of America (AFLA) titles in team épée with Salle Santelli in 1947-48, 1950, 1953, and 1955, and won team 3-weapon titles in 1952-54. Goldstein was editor of American Fencing magazine from 1969-76. He also worked as a fencing official and was secretary of the AFLA for a time. He is a member of the US Fencing Hall of Fame. The Ralph Goldstein Memorial Épée Open is held every year in his honor. Goldstein died at age 83 when he likely had a heart attack while driving, causing him to crash his car into an oncoming propane truck.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Ralph Goldstein
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 p4 r2/4
1956 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Ralph Goldstein
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 3 p1 r1/3

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1960 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Ralph Goldstein
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Pool Jury President
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Pool Barrage 1-2 Jury President
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Pool Barrage 3-4 Jury President

Special Notes