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Miguel de Capriles

Full name: Miguel Angel de Capriles
Gender: Male
Born: November 30, 1906 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Died: May 24, 1981 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: Salle Santelli, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Brother of Joe de Capriles.

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Miguel deCapriles' renown comes principally from his being the leading administrator of fencing in the U.S. for half a century. Emigrating to the States from Mexico in 1920, he began fencing while a student at NYU, but only achieved success after his 1927 graduation. Starting in 1930 he won 10 individual national titles and was a member of 12 national championship teams. Besides his Olympic medals, deCapriles had the distinction of being the first American to preside at an Olympic final when he was the president of jury at the individual sabre final at Berlin in 1936. He held a variety of AFLA posts until 1949, when he was elected president of that organization, holding office until 1953. In 1960 he was elected president of the Federacion International d'Escrime (FIE), becoming the first non-European to hold that post. In 1975, for his many contributions to amateur sport, he was named a recipient of the newly created Olympic Order. Miguel deCapriles spent nearly his entire professional career as a faculty member and administrator at New York University. Beginning as a professor of economics, he was later a law professor, dean of the law school, and eventually vice-president of the university. In 1975 he retired but then joined the faculty at Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. His brother, Jose, competed at three Olympic Games and his wife, Dorothy, was women’s intercollegiate foil champion in 1932.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 5T
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool 3 1932-08-07 1 2 20½ 22½
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 FRA 10½, USA 0
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 Schmetz (FRA) 3, de Capriles (USA) 1 1
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 Jourdant (FRA) 3, de Capriles (USA) 1 1
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 Buchard (FRA) 3, de Capriles (USA) 1 1
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1932-08-07 Tainturier (FRA) 3, de Capriles (USA) 1 1

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 3 1936-08-13 1 2 18 30
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-13 HUN 14, USA 2 2 1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-13 Gerevich (HUN) 5, de Capriles (USA) 4 4
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-13 Rajczy (HUN) 5, de Capriles (USA) 1 1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 de Capriles (USA) 5, Kovács (HUN) 3 5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-13 Berczelly (HUN) 5, de Capriles (USA) 3 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 USA 9, NED 7 9 2
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-13 Mosman (NED) 5, de Capriles (USA) 1 1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-13 Montfoort (NED) 5, de Capriles (USA) 3 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 de Capriles (USA) 5, Faber (NED) 1 5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-13 de Capriles (USA) 5, van Wieringen (NED) 4 5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-12 2 0 9 1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1936-08-12 USA 9, SWE 1 9 2
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four NC 1936-08-12 de Capriles (USA) Not contested, Ljungquist (SWE) Not contested
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four NC 1936-08-12 de Capriles (USA) Not contested, de Bèsche (SWE) Not contested
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1936-08-12 de Capriles (USA) 5, Wachtmeister (SWE) 1 5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1936-08-12 de Capriles (USA) 5, Tingdahl (SWE) 3 5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-12 2 0 26 6
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-12 USA 12, SUI 4 12 4
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-12 de Capriles (USA) 5, Stocker (SUI) 4 5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-12 de Capriles (USA) 5, Ruckstuhl (SUI) 2 5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-12 de Capriles (USA) 5, Glasstetter (SUI) 1 5
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-12 de Capriles (USA) 5, Widemann (SUI) 1 5
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool 3 1948-08-11 1 2 24 23
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 HUN 10, USA 6 6 0
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 Gerevich (HUN) 5, de Capriles (USA) 2 2
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 Rajcsányi (HUN) 5, de Capriles (USA) 1 1
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 Kovács (HUN) 5, de Capriles (USA) 3 3
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout B 2 1948-08-11 Kárpáti (HUN) 5, de Capriles (USA) 1 1
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1948-08-11 2 0 20 7
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-11 USA 11, FRA 5 11 2
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-11 1 0 11 5
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-11 USA 11, GBR 5 11 3
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1948-08-10 1 0 14 2
1948 Summer 41 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1948-08-10 USA 14, GRE 2 14 4