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Ralph Cooperman

Full name: Arnold Ralph Cooperman
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: November 16, 1927 in Stoke Newington, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 22, 2009 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Born into the Jewish community of North London, Ralph Cooperman took up fencing whilst completing military service in the Royal Air Force. He was British sabre champion three times and represented his country at world and Olympic level for over a decade but his main successes came at Commonwealth Games and Maccabiah Games level. Cooperman was a multiple medallist at the Maccabiah Games over a twenty year span and, between 1954 and 1966, won seven golds, two silvers and a bronze for England at the Commonwealth Games. At both the 1962 and 1966 Commonwealth Games he was individual sabre champion whilst his other five titles came in team events. He was also involved in the early days of the Paralympic movement and taught some of the first wheelchair fencers.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 5T
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Great Britain GBR 5 p4 r2/4
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Great Britain GBR 7T
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Great Britain GBR 5 p2 r2/5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 5T
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Great Britain GBR 4 p8 r1/5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Great Britain GBR 9T
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 3 p2 r1/4
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Great Britain GBR 6 p4 r2/4
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Great Britain GBR 3 p2 r1/4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 5 1960-08-29 1 4 12 23
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Woyda (POL) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Brecht (GER) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Sisikin (URS) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 3 3
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Curletto (ITA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 1 1960-08-29 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 3 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 3 1960-08-29 4 2 22 17
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 d'Oriola (FRA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1960-08-29 Gerresheim (GER) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1960-08-29 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Quintero (VEN) 4 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1960-08-29 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Soheim (UAR) 2 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1960-08-29 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Sichel (AUS) 0 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1960-08-29 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Marçal (POR) 1 5

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 3 1956-11-23 0 2 15 17
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 ITA 8, GBR 8 8 2
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 Bergamini (ITA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1956-11-23 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Carpaneda (ITA) 1 5
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 Spallino (ITA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 3 3
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1956-11-23 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Mangiarotti (ITA) 2 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 0 1 7 9
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 HUN 9, GBR 7 7 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 Czvikovszki (HUN) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 0 0
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 Kamuti (HUN) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 3 3
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 Kamuti (HUN) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1960-09-02 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Fülöp (HUN) 0 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 1 1960-09-02 1 0 9 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 1 1960-09-02 GBR 9, BEL 2 9 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 1 1960-09-02 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Debeur (BEL) 2 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-09-02 Verhalle (BEL) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two NC 1960-09-02 Cooperman (GBR) Not contested, Dehez (BEL) Not contested
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Two 2 1960-09-02 Delhem (BEL) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-02 1 1 19 11
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-02 GBR 14, VEN 2 14 3
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-02 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Quintero (VEN) 0 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-02 García (VEN) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 4 4
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-02 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Gutiérrez (VEN) 0 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-02 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Gruber (VEN) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 3 1964-10-15 0 2 12 18
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 POL 9, GBR 5 5 3
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-15 Skrudlik (POL) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-15 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Różycki (POL) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-15 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Parulski (POL) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two NC 1964-10-15 Woyda (POL) Not contested, Cooperman (GBR) Not contested

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW TG TR BL TD
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 5 1956-12-05 3 26 24
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool 4 Barrage for 3-5 3 1956-12-05 0 1 5
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 4 1956-12-05 2 21 19
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool 4 Barrage for 4/5 1 1956-12-05 1 5 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 4 1960-09-07 3 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 2 1960-09-07 Ferrari (ITA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 2 1960-09-07 Mustaţă (ROU) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 3 3
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 1 1960-09-07 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Morales (USA) 4 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 1 1960-09-07 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Barouch (TUN) 4 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 1 1960-09-07 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Echeverry (COL) 1 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight Barrage 2 1960-09-07 0 2 5 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 2 1960-09-07 Morales (USA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 6 1964-10-19 2 21 29 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1964-10-19 Ochyra (POL) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1964-10-19 Bakonyi (HUN) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1964-10-19 Salvadori (ITA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1964-10-19 Mureşanu (ROU) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1964-10-19 Hámori (USA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 4 4
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1964-10-19 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Posada (COL) 1 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1964-10-19 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Penabella (CUB) 3 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Seven 3 1964-10-19 3 22 23 3
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Seven 2 1964-10-19 Kovács (HUN) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Seven 2 1964-10-19 Arabo (FRA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Seven 1 1964-10-19 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Penabella (CUB) 4 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Seven 1 1964-10-19 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Brasseur (BEL) 3 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Seven 1 1964-10-19 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Martonffy (AUS) 1 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Seven 2 1964-10-19 Frecia (ARG) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 3 3

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 3 1956-12-03 0 2 12 20
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1956-12-03 POL 12, GBR 4 4 1
1956 Summer 29 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1956-12-03 ITA 8, GBR 8 8 3
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Four 2 1960-09-10 0 1 6 9
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Four 2 1960-09-10 ROU 9, GBR 6 6 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Four NC 1960-09-10 Mustaţă (ROU) Not contested, Cooperman (GBR) Not contested
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Four 1 1960-09-10 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Arus (ROU) 3 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Four 1 1960-09-10 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Santo (ROU) 2 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round Two Pool Four 2 1960-09-10 Rohony (ROU) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 1 1
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-10 1 1 9 16
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-10 GBR 9, ESP 7 9 4
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-10 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Díez (ESP) 0 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-10 Cooperman (GBR) 5, de Diego (ESP) 2 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-10 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Ordejón (ESP) 3 5
1960 Summer 32 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-10 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Martínez (ESP) 1 5
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 3 1964-10-22 0 2 8 19
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 FRA 9, GBR 2 2 0
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Fraisse (FRA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Lefèvre (FRA) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 0 0
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two NC 1964-10-22 Cooperman (GBR) Not contested, Parent (FRA) Not contested
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two NC 1964-10-22 Cooperman (GBR) Not contested, Ramez (FRA) Not contested
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 ROU 10, GBR 6 6 1
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Csipler (ROU) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 3 3
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Vintilă (ROU) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 3 3
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-22 Mureşanu (ROU) 5, Cooperman (GBR) 2 2
1964 Summer 36 Tokyo Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-22 Cooperman (GBR) 5, Drîmbă (ROU) 4 5