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Roland Asselin

Full name: Roland George Arthur Asselin
Gender: Male
Born: May 18, 1917
Died: December 7, 2003 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: ?, Montréal (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Fencing

Biography

A master of the foil, sabre, and épée, fencer Roland Asselin competed in 12 different events over the course of his Olympic career, but never reached the final pool of any of them. His most prolific Games were the 1948 Summer Olympics, where he participated in the individual and team competitions for all three weapons and, although he was not a member of the team events, remained a participant in the individual tournaments for the three styles at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Games. He had more success at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, however, winning a gold medal in the team sabre event (with Carl Schwende and the non-Olympian Leslie Krasa), a silver medal in the team épée event (with Carl Schwende and Edward Brooke), a bronze medal in the team foil event (with Carl Schwende and the non-Olympian J.A. Howard), and finished seventh in the individual épée at the 1954 edition. In 1958 tournament Asselin won again silver with the épée team (with Carl Schwende and John Andru), finished fourth with the sabre team (with Carl Schwende and John Andru), and also competed with the foil team (with Carl Schwende and John Andru). During the 1940s, when not actively competing, he was fencing instructor at the Palestre Nationale fencing hall in Montreal and later joined the Canadian Merchant Navy. Afterwards he moved to the United States, joining the Los Angeles Athletic Club, and, in the 1960s, he founded an organization to champion for the causes of Olympians who did not win any medals.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Canada CAN 8 p4 r1/4
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Men's Foil, Team Canada CAN 3 p1 r2/4
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Canada CAN 7 p6 r2/4
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Men's Épée, Team Canada CAN 4 p2 r1/4
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Canada CAN 5 p6 r1/4
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Canada CAN 3 p4 r1/4
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Canada CAN 7 p2 r1/4
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Canada CAN 8 p8 r1/4
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Canada CAN 7 p3 r1/4
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Canada CAN 7 p4 r1/3
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Canada CAN 5 p1 r1/4
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Canada CAN 5 p3 r1/4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TR TG TD
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 8 1948-08-03 0 7
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Two 7 1952-07-23 0 6 30
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 7 1956-11-26 0 30 13
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1956-11-26 Midler (URS) 5, Asselin (CAN) 2 2
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1956-11-26 d'Oriola (FRA) 5, Asselin (CAN) 0 0
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1956-11-26 Paul (GBR) 5, Asselin (CAN) 3 3
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1956-11-26 Verhalle (BEL) 5, Asselin (CAN) 3 3
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1956-11-26 Fülöp (HUN) 5, Asselin (CAN) 2 2
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1956-11-26 McKenzie (AUS) 5, Asselin (CAN) 3 3

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool One 3 1948-07-31 0 2 0 25
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1948-07-31 FRA 16, CAN 0 0 0
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1948-07-31 USA 9, CAN 0 0 0

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TR TG TD
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Six 7 1948-08-09 0 5
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1948-08-07 5 2
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Eight 8 1952-07-27 1 6 19
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool One 5 1956-11-30 2 26 16
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-30 Chernushevich (URS) 5, Asselin (CAN) 1 1
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-30 Shurtz (USA) 5, Asselin (CAN) 2 2
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-30 Delaunois (BEL) 5, Asselin (CAN) 1 1
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-30 Gretsch (LUX) 5, Asselin (CAN) 2 2
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-30 Asselin (CAN) 5, Korhonen (FIN) 4 5
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-30 Asselin (CAN) 5, Yanguas (COL) 2 5

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Two 4 1948-08-05 0 2 3 25
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Two 2 1948-08-05 DEN 13, CAN 2 2 0
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Two 2 1948-08-05 BEL 12, CAN 1 1 1

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TR TG
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 5 1948-08-12 1 4
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Three 7 1952-07-31 0 6 30
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Three 5 1956-12-05 2 18 16
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool 3 Barrage for 4/5 2 1956-12-05 0 5 3

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 3 1948-08-10 0 2 4 22
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1948-08-10 NED 13, CAN 3 3 1
1948 Summer 31 London Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1948-08-10 ITA 9, CAN 1 1 1
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