Armand Mouyal

Armand Mouyal (13 October 1925 – 15 July 1988) was a French epee world champion fencer.

Armand Mouyal
Personal information
Birth nameArmand Mouyal
NationalityFrench
Born13 October 1925
Oran, French Algeria
Died15 July 1988 (aged 62)
Sport
SportFencing

Early and personal life

Born in Oran, French Algeria, Mouyal was Jewish.[1][2][3]

Fencing career

Mouyal began fencing in the early 1950s.[1]

National championships

Mouyal, a French police officer, won the French national individual épée title in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, and 1959.[4]

World championships

Mouyal won the world individual épée championship in 1957.[4]

He participated in team épée, winning a world championship gold medal in 1951; silver in 1953, 1955, 1961, and 1963; and bronze 1954 and 1958.[4]

World rankings

Mouyal was ranked No. 5 in the world in 1955, and 8th in 1956.[4]

Olympics

He was eliminated in the first round of the individual event and the second round of the team event at the 1952 Summer Olympics Games.[1]

He was a member of the French team that won a bronze medal in team épée at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He advanced to the semifinals in individual épée.[5][6]

At the 1960 Summer Olympics, he placed seventh in individual épée, reaching the finals, and the French épée team was eliminated in the second round.[1]

Hall of Fame

Mouyal was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Mouyal, Armand". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ Day by Day in Jewish Sports History - Bob Wechsler
  3. ^ Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities - Paul Yogi Mayer
  4. ^ a b c d e "Armand Mouyal". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Armand Mouyal". databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Armand Mouyal Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010.

External links

1925 in France

Events from the year 1925 in France.

1957 World Fencing Championships

The 1957 World Fencing Championships were held in Paris, France.

1988 in France

Events from the year 1988 in France.

Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's team épée

The men's team épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics programme. It was the ninth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 25 July 1952, to 26 July 1952. 98 fencers from 19 nations competed.

Fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's épée

The men's épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1952 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eleventh appearance of the event. The competition was held from 27 July 1952 to 28 July 1952. 76 fencers from 29 nations competed.

Fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics

At the 1956 Summer Olympics, seven fencing events were contested, six for men and one for women.

Fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's team épée

The men's team épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics programme. It was the tenth appearance of the event. The competition was held on 28 November 1956. 55 fencers from 11 nations competed.

Fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's épée

The men's épée was one of seven fencing events on the fencing at the 1956 Summer Olympics programme. It was the twelfth appearance of the event. The competition was held on 30 November 1956. 41 fencers from 18 nations competed.

Fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's team épée

The men's team épée was one of eight fencing events on the fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics programme. It was the eleventh appearance of the event. The competition was held on 9 September 1960. 105 fencers from 21 nations competed.

Fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's épée

The men's épée was one of eight fencing events on the fencing at the 1960 Summer Olympics programme. It was the thirteenth appearance of the event. The competition was held from 5 to 6 September 1960. 79 fencers from 32 nations competed.

France at the 1952 Summer Olympics

France competed at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. 245 competitors, 214 men and 31 women, took part in 131 events in 18 sports.

France at the 1956 Summer Olympics

France competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events). 137 competitors, 119 men and 18 women, took part in 95 events in 15 sports.

France at the 1960 Summer Olympics

France competed at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy, and failed to win a single gold medal for the second time only (and, to date, the last) in the history of the modern Olympic Games. 238 competitors, 210 men and 28 women, took part in 120 events in 19 sports.

International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (Hebrew: יד לאיש הספורט היהודי‎, translit. Yad L'ish HaSport HaYehudi) was opened July 7, 1981 in Netanya, Israel. It honors Jewish athletes and their accomplishments from anywhere around the world.

It is located at the Wingate Institute for Physical Education and Sport. It has inducted over 300 athletes and sportspersons representing 25 countries. The Hall elects new honorees each year, with submissions due December 1 for votes for the following year, and a formal induction ceremony taking place several days prior to the Maccabiah Games every four years.The Hall was founded by Joseph M. Siegman, a television producer and writer who lives in Beverly Hills, California. He chaired the Hall from 1981 to 1989, and later served as chairman of its Selection Committee.

The IJSHoF is separate from the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, an American hall of fame that honors only American Jews.

List of Olympic medalists in fencing (men)

This is the complete list of men's Olympic medalists in fencing.

October 13

October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year.

World Fencing Championships

The World Fencing Championships is an annual competition in fencing organized by the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime or FIE, (International Fencing Federation in English). The world championships are, after the Olympic Games, the most prominent international competition in the sport of fencing. Contestants may participate in foil, épée, and sabre events.

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