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Charles Bénitah

Full name: Charles Bénitah
Original name: تشارلز بن ايتاه
Other name(s): Charles Ben Itah
Gender: Male
Height: 14-8 (176 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: March 16, 1907 in Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco
Died: 1987 in Casablanca, Grand Casablanca, Morocco
Country: MAR Morocco
Sport: Fencing

Biography

A multi-talented sportsman, Charles Bénitah excelled in field hockey, fencing, track and field athletics, and automobile racing, and also dabbled in tennis and piloting. Of Jewish ancestry from Morocco, he was a member of the Racing Hockey Club by the age of 16 and is noted among their archives as being one of their top players. In 1926 he not only became the national champion in the 400 metres, but also set a new record (37 seconds) at the 300m distance and captured the junior championships in all three fencing categories. Two years later he repeated the latter feat, this time as a senior competitor. By 1930 his interests had shifted to automobile racing and that year he won the Anfa Grand Prix in his native country in a French-made Amilcar. He remained athletically active throughout his life and attended the 1960 Summer Olympics as both a fencing coach and competitor. In the team épée event he was the victor in two of the squad’s five winning bouts, which was not enough for the Moroccans to advance beyond the first round.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Men's Épée, Team Morocco MAR 3 p5 r1/5

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 3 1960-09-09 0 2 5 27
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-09 GBR 15, MAR 1 1 1
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-09 Pelling (GBR) 5, Bénitah (MAR) 2 2
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-09 Alexander (GBR) 5, Bénitah (MAR) 2 2
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-09 Howard (GBR) 5, Bénitah (MAR) 3 3
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-09 Bénitah (MAR) 5, Harrison (GBR) 4 5
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-09 LUX 12, MAR 4 4 1
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-09 Bénitah (MAR) 5, Schiel (LUX) 4 5
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-09 Kugeler (LUX) 5, Bénitah (MAR) 2 2
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-09 Theisen (LUX) 5, Bénitah (MAR) 2 2
1960 Summer 53 Roma Fencing Morocco MAR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-09 Schmit (LUX) 5, Bénitah (MAR) 3 3
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