George Masin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Gabriel•Masin
Used nameGeorge•Masin
Born31 March 1947 in New York, New York (USA)
Measurements193 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


George Masin started fencing as a walk-on with the New York University team in 1964, but then spent a lifetime in the sport. He won the ECAC Championship in individual épée in 1967, adding the NCAA title one month later, and helping NYU to the team championship. Masin has also fenced for the New York Athletic Club since 1969, helping them win 12 US titles in team épée. He was third at the 1969 US Championships in individual épée and placed in the top eight in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and in 2001, giving him top eight finishes over five decades, with the highlight coming in 1976 when he was US Champion. Masin competed at five World Championships. Masin won a gold medal in team épée at the 1971 Pan American Games, and won silver in the same event at the 1987 Pan Ams.

Masin later became active as both a fencing referee and an administrator of the sport, officiating at sectional, national, and international competitions. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the US Fencing Association (USFA) Metropolitan Division. Nationally, Masin served on the USFA Board of Directors and as a Vice-President and Executive Vice-President of the USFA. He was also a competition manager for fencing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In administration he has also been responsible for various rules criteria and regulations. Masin was inducted into the NYU Sports Hall of Fame in 1986, the US Fencing Association Hall of Fame in 2002, and the New York AC Hall of Fame in 2011.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1972 Summer Olympics Fencing USA George Masin
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p1 r2/5
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =9
1976 Summer Olympics Fencing USA George Masin
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =46
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 11

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