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Alfred Sauer

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlfred Ernst•Sauer
Used nameAlfred•Sauer
Born31 July 1880 in Würzburg, Bayern (GER)
Died11 November 1943 in Magnolia Springs, Alabama (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Alfred Sauer was born in Germany but settled in Illinois in the United States, moving there with his family in 1891. He later represented the Illinois Athletic Club, but Sauer learned to fence at the Chicago Turngemeinde when he was a teenager. Sauer won US Championships with all three weapons, winning the sabre in 1909, épée in 1913, and foil in 1916. He also qualified for the 1912 Olympic team in, and competed in, all three weapons. Sauer was buried in his fencing uniform, which was his wish.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Individual, Men Olympic 4 p12 r1/4 Representing United States    
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 4 p7 r1/4
  Sabre, Individual, Men Olympic =4 p2 r2/4