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Colette Flesch

Full name: Colette Flesch
Gender: Female
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: April 16, 1937 in Dudelange, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Country: LUX Luxembourg
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Colette Flesch fenced for Luxembourg at the 1960, 1964, and 1968 Olympics, but is far better known in Luxembourg for her career in politics. After her father was killed during World War II, Colette Flesch (and her mother) spent some time in France before returning to her native Luxembourg and eventually studying abroad for a post-secondary education in the United States. Flesch studied in the United States at Wellesley College, and then earned a law and diplomacy graduate degree from Tufts University in Massachusetts.

Flesch was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in December 1968. In 1970 she became the first female mayor of Luxembourg City, serving in that role until 1980. She served in the Chamber of Deputies for almost 40 years – 1969-80, 1984-89, and 2004-09. Flesch was also a long-time member of the European Parliament, serving from 1969-80, 1984-85, 1989-90, and 1999-2004. She became secretary-general of Luxembourg’s Democratic Party in 1976 and was President of the party from 1981-89. From 1980-84 she was Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Minister for Foreign Trade, Cooperation, Economics, Enterprise, and Justice. Flesh served as the European Commission’s Director-General for Culture, Communication and Sports from 1990-99.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Luxembourg LUX 4 p1 r1/4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Luxembourg LUX 2 p5 r1/4
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Luxembourg LUX 5 p5 r1/4

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TD TG TR
1960 Summer 23 Roma Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool One 4 1960-08-31 2 3
1960 Summer 23 Roma Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool One 2 1960-08-31 Rejtő-Ujlaky-Sági (HUN) 4, Flesch (LUX) 1 1
1960 Summer 23 Roma Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool One 2 1960-08-31 Schmid (GER) 4, Flesch (LUX) 3 3
1960 Summer 23 Roma Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool One 2 1960-08-31 Appart (BEL) 4, Flesch (LUX) 3 3
1960 Summer 23 Roma Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool One 1 1960-08-31 Flesch (LUX) 4, Vall (ESP) 3 4
1960 Summer 23 Roma Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool One 1 1960-08-31 Flesch (LUX) 4, Nápoles (POR) 2 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool Five 2 1964-10-14 5 1 23 11
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool Five 2 1964-10-14 Watts-Tobin (GBR) 4, Flesch (LUX) 3 3
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool Five 1 1964-10-14 Flesch (LUX) 4, Hopner (AUS) 1 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool Five 1 1964-10-14 Flesch (LUX) 4, Ragno-Lonzi (ITA) 0 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool Five 1 1964-10-14 Flesch (LUX) 4, Rastvorova (URS) 3 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool Five 1 1964-10-14 Flesch (LUX) 4, Skinner (ZAM) 0 4
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool Five 1 1964-10-14 Flesch (LUX) 4, Rodríguez (CUB) 3 4
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Fencing Luxembourg LUX Round One Pool Five 5 1968-10-19 2 4 16 19
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