Lucien GAUDIN

France FRA

Fencing

  • Olympic Medals
    4 G
    2 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Antwerp 1920
  • Year of Birth
    1886
Olympic Results

Biography

Lucien GAUDIN

A truly exceptional fencer, Frenchman Lucien Gaudin had to wait until he was in his forties to finally win individual Olympic gold medals in the foil and épée at Amsterdam 1928.

A long wait

Between 31 July and 7 August 1928 in Amsterdam’s Schermzaal fencing hall, the 42-year-old Lucien Gaudin, who was competing at his third Olympic Games, finally got his hands on two individual gold medals.

He began with victory in the foil, triumphing in all of his five-touch bouts in the first round, and then in the semi-final and final pools, as well as in a three-way gold medal barrage with Erwin Casimir (GER) and Giulio Gaudini (ITA), who took silver and bronze respectively.

A few days later in the épée – where the early rounds were decided by one touch and the semi-finals and final by two – Gaudin landed gold ahead of compatriot Géo Bouchard and George Calnan (USA). In addition, he picked up silver in the team foil to earn his sixth and last Olympic medal.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Amsterdam 1928

G
Foil, Individual
Foil, Individual Fencing
G
Épée, Individual
Épée, Individual Fencing
S
Foil, Team
Foil, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1924

G
Foil, Team
Foil, Team Fencing
G
Épée, Team
Épée, Team Fencing
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Antwerp 1920

S
Foil, Team
Foil, Team Fencing