Gustaf DYRSSEN

Sweden SWE

Fencing

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    2 S
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Antwerp 1920
  • Year of Birth
    1891
Olympic Results

Biography

Gustaf DYRSSEN

Gustaf Dyrssen was a four-time Olympian, competing in the modern pentathlon in 1920-24, winning gold and silver medals, and he competed in fencing in 1920/24/28/36, winning a team épée silver medal in 1936. Dyrssen was Swedish modern pentathlon champion in 1914 and 1922 and won that event at the 1914 Baltic Games. He was three-times Swedish épée fencing champion (1927, 1932, 1952), winning his last title at age 60. He also won the military patrol event at the 1922 Nordic Games.

From a military family, Dyrssen studied at the Royal Military Academy, started his career as a lieutenant in artillery, and ended it as a brigadier-general. In sports administration he was Vice-President of the Organizing Committee for the 1956 Equestrian Olympic Games in Stockholm, President of the Swedish Fencing Federation from 1936-40, and most significantly, President of the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne from 1948-60. Dyrsssen was co-opted onto the IOC in July 1952 and served until his resignation in May 1970.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Berlin 1936

#10 p4 r2/4
Épée, Individual
Épée, Individual Fencing
S
Épée, Team
Épée, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Amsterdam 1928

#=8 p1 r2/4
Épée, Individual
Épée, Individual Fencing
#3 p4 r1/4
Épée, Team
Épée, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

S
Individual
Individual Modern Pentathlon
#3 p3 r1/4
Épée, Team
Épée, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

G
Individual
Individual Modern Pentathlon