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Joe de Capriles

Full name: José Raoul "Joe" de Capriles
Gender: Male
Born: February 13, 1912 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Died: February 21, 1969 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Brother of Miguel de Capriles.

Biography

Joe de Capriles graduated from New York University in 1933 and then earned law degrees from that school in 1942 and 1954. In his senior year of college he was the Intercollegiate Fencing Champion. During World War II he fought with valor, participating in both the Normandy Landings and the Battle of the Bulge. Known for his fencing ability with all weapons, in 1946 de Capriles was US champion with the foil, and runner-up with the épée and sabre, the only fencer to be on the podium in one year with all three weapons at the US championships. De Capriles served as captain of the US fencing team at the 1955 Pan-American Games and won two gold medals in team foil (with Ed Vebell, Albert Wolff, Tibor Nyilas, Byron Krieger, and Nate Lubell) and team sabre (with Frederick Weber, George Worth, Tibor Nyilas, Byron Krieger, and Nate Lubell) and one silver medal in team épée (with Ed Vebell, Albert Wolff, Frederick Weber, Byron Krieger, and Nate Lubell). Joe de Capriles served in fencing administration as well, as a president of the Amateur Fencers League of America, and a vice-president of the Fédération Internationale de Éscrime (FIE). In his law career he also stood out, and served for many years as head legal counsel for the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 5T
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Men's Épée, Individual United States USA 4 p1 r2/4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 3 p4 r2/4
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 4 p3 r2/4
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 4T p1 r3/4
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 4

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 4 1948-08-09 3 3
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1948-08-07 4 0

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 4 1936-08-08 0 2 11 20
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 ITA 8, USA 4 4 1
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Mangiarotti (ITA) 3, de Capriles (USA) 2 2
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Riccardi (ITA) 3, de Capriles (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Brusati (ITA) 3, de Capriles (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-08 de Capriles (USA) 3, Cornaggia-Medici (ITA) 2 3
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 3 1948-08-06 0 2 11 17
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1948-08-06 BEL 9, USA 5 5 1
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1948-08-06 LUX 8, USA 6 6 1
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1948-08-05 1 0 9 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1948-08-05 USA 9, FIN 5 9 2
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 4 1952-07-25 1 2 20 25
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1952-07-25 SWE 9, USA 5 5 1
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1952-07-25 DEN 9, USA 6 6 1
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1952-07-25 USA 9, GBR 7 9 4
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1952-07-25 1 0 8 8
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1952-07-25 USA 8, URS 8 8 2

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TR
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool One 4T 1952-08-01 2 4 24
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 3 1952-07-31 5 1 17

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Final Pool 4 1952-07-30 0 3 13 33
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout C 2 1952-07-30 HUN 13, USA 3 3 2
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout E 2 1952-07-30 ITA 12, USA 4 4 1
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1952-07-30 FRA 8, USA 6 6 1
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1952-07-29 1 0 11 5
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1952-07-29 1 0 9 2
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Six 1 1952-07-29 USA 9, SUI 2 9 3