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Paul Anspach

Full name: Paul Eugène Albert Anspach
Gender: Male
Born: April 1, 1882 in Brussels, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Died: August 28, 1981 in Brussels, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Cousin of Henri Anspach.

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Paul Anspach was one of Belgium's excellent épée fencers that dominated the competitions at the 1912 Olympics. The Belgian team not only won the team competition, but also made up half of the field in the individual final, which was won by Anspach. His Olympic medal collection features three more medals, won in the team épée competitions of 1908, 1920 and 1924. In addition to competing in 1920, Anspach served as a committee member for fencing at the Antwerp Olympics.

Anspach was also an influential fencing official, being one of the founding members of the Fédération Internationale d'Escrime in 1913. He was the secretary-treasurer from the founding until 1920, and was elected as the body's president in 1933. He remained in office until 1948, although the federation had been suspended during the German occupation.

Anspach was a doctor of law and a member of the Brussels bar. In 1952 he was awarded the Mohammed Taher Trophy by the IOC. In 1946 the FIE awarded him the Chevalier Feyerick Trophy "for the sporting and courageous way in which, during the war, he defended the interests and prestige of the FIE in spite of the danger to himself; for the efforts made with a view to safeguarding the automony of the FIE and for the work he carried out after the war to return it to its former splendour." He passed away weeks before the 1981 Olympic Congress, which he was scheduled to attend at the age of 99.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Belgium BEL 5T
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Men's Épée, Team Belgium BEL 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Belgium BEL 5 p5 r2/4
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Belgium BEL 3T p2 r3/4
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Belgium BEL 1 Gold
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Men's Épée, Team Belgium BEL 1 Gold
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Épée, Team Belgium BEL 2 Silver
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Belgium BEL 9T
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Men's Épée, Team Belgium BEL 2 Silver

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BL
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 3T 1912-07-08 2
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Eight 2 1912-07-07 2
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Thirteen 1 1912-07-07 0

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL BT
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 5T 1908-07-24 2 5 0
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1908-07-23 5 2 0
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Round Two Pool Seven 1 1908-07-20 3 1 0
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Eight 2 1908-07-17 4 1 1
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 1 1912-07-13 6 1 0
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1T 1912-07-13 0
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1912-07-12 2
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1T 1912-07-11 1
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #6 2 1924-07-11 Delporte (BEL) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #13 2 1924-07-11 Ducret (FRA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #35 2 1924-07-11 Massard (FRA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #41 2 1924-07-11 Mantegazza (ITA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #53 2 1924-07-11 Tom (BEL) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #56 2 1924-07-11 Ryefelt (DEN) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #59 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Hellsten (SWE)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #60 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Cornereau (FRA)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #61 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Buchard (FRA)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #62 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Gevers (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #64 2 1924-07-11 Compagna (ITA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 9T 1924-07-11 4
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 4 1924-07-11 6
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-11 Mantegazza (ITA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-11 Massard (FRA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-11 Buchard (FRA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Gevers (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Gripenstedt (SWE)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Biscoe (GBR)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , García (ESP)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Fonst (CUB)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-11 Anspach (BEL) , Milner (USA)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-11 Ryefelt (DEN) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-11 Empeyta (SUI) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 3T 1924-07-10 6
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-07-10 Fitting (SUI) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-07-10 Compagna (ITA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-07-10 de Noronha (POR) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Milner (USA)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Massard (FRA)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Hubert van Blijenburgh (NED)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Rolando (URU)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Triantafyllakos (GRE)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Frater (GBR)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1924-07-10 Lagercrantz (SWE) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Four 5T 1924-07-10 3
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Four 2 1924-07-10 Ducret (FRA) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Four 2 1924-07-10 Nazar (ARG) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Four 2 1924-07-10 Frater (GBR) , Anspach (BEL)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Four 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Alonso (CUB)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Four 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Foustanos (GRE)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Four 1 1924-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Javůrek (TCH)
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Four 2 1924-07-10 Rolando (URU) , Anspach (BEL)

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result TBW/TD IBW MW ML BW BL MT TD
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 2 1908-07-23 7 1
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #1 2 1908-07-24 Lippmann (FRA) , Anspach (BEL)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #5 2 1908-07-24 Gravier (FRA) , Anspach (BEL)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #9 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Olivier (FRA)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Bout #13 2 1908-07-24 Alibert (FRA) , Anspach (BEL)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1908-07-24 BEL 9, ITA 8 9 4
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Bertinetti (ITA)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Mangiarotti (ITA)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Nowak (ITA)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Team Bout #2 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Olivier (ITA)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 1 1908-07-24 BEL 11, SWE 6 11 3
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Carlberg (SWE)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Lindblom (SWE)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 2 1908-07-24 Peyron (SWE) , Anspach (BEL)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Quarter-Finals Team Bout #4 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , von Rosen (SWE)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Consolation Tournament - Semi-Finals Team Bout A 2 1908-07-24 GBR 9, BEL 5 5 2
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Consolation Tournament - Semi-Finals Team Bout A 2 1908-07-24 Haig (GBR) , Anspach (BEL)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Consolation Tournament - Semi-Finals Team Bout A 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Amphlett (GBR)
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Consolation Tournament - Semi-Finals Team Bout A NC 1908-07-24 Daniell (GBR) Not contested, Anspach (BEL) Not contested
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Consolation Tournament - Semi-Finals Team Bout A 1 1908-07-24 Anspach (BEL) , Montgomerie (GBR)
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 1 1912-07-10 3 0 32 21
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-10 BEL 10, GBR 7 10 4
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Holt (GBR)
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Davson (GBR)
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Montgomerie (GBR)
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout A 1 1912-07-10 Anspach (BEL) , Seligman (GBR)
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout B 1 1912-07-10 BEL 10, NED 8 10 2
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1912-07-10 BEL 12, SWE 6 12 2
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1912-07-09 2 1 32 20
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1912-07-09 SWE 11, BEL 7 7 1
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1912-07-09 BEL 15, GER 2 15 4
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1T 1912-07-09 1 0 9 2
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1 1912-07-09 BEL 9, RUS 2 9 2
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 2 1920-08-20 4 1 0
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout D 2 1920-08-20 ITA 10, BEL 6 6
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout G 1 1920-08-20 BEL 9, SUI 7 9
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout H 1 1920-08-20 BEL 8, POR 5 8
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout I 1 1920-08-20 BEL 8, FRA 6 8
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1 1920-08-20 4 1 0
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool 2 1924-07-09 2 1 25 22
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout E 1 1924-07-09 BEL 9, POR 7 9 1
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout E 2 1924-07-09 de Paiva (POR) 2, Anspach (BEL) 0 0
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout E 1 1924-07-09 Anspach (BEL) 2, de Menezes (POR) 0 2
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout E 2 1924-07-09 da Silveira (POR) 2, Anspach (BEL) 1 1
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Final Pool Team Bout E 2 1924-07-09 Paredes (POR) 2, Anspach (BEL) 1 1
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-08 1 0 9 7
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-08 BEL 9, ESP 7 9 2
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-08 López de Lara (ESP) 2, Anspach (BEL) 0 0
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-08 Anspach (BEL) 2, García (ESP) 1 2
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1924-07-08 Díez (ESP) 2, Anspach (BEL) 1 1
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1924-07-08 Anspach (BEL) 2, Zabalza (ESP) 1 2
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-06 1 0 11 5
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-06 BEL 11, ARG 5 11 2
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-06 Nazar (ARG) 2, Anspach (BEL) 0 0
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 2 1924-07-06 Pons (ARG) 2, Anspach (BEL) 1 1
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-06 Anspach (BEL) 2, Paunero (ARG) 1 2
1924 Summer 42 Paris Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1 1924-07-06 Anspach (BEL) 2, Lucchetti (ARG) 1 2

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Round Two Pool Five 5 1908-07-20 0 4
1908 Summer 26 London Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Ten 2T 1908-07-18 4 3

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Fencing Belgium BEL Round One Pool Two 1T 1912-07-14 1 0 9 7
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