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Nikki Franke

Full name: Nikki Valerie Franke (Tomlinson-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: March 31, 1951 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Liberty Fencers' Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Nikki Franke was a pioneer as one of the early African-American women to reach the top level of American fencing. She started fencing her senior year in high school and then attended Brooklyn College, graduating in 1972. Franke was US Champion in foil in 1975 and 1980, runner-up in 1980, and third in 1976-77 and 1979. She won three bronze medals at the Pan American Games, team foil in 1975 and 1979 and individual foil in 1979. She also competed at the 1973 and 1977 World University Games and made the ill-fated 1980 US Olympic team.

Franke started coaching at Temple University after graduating from college, and spent over 30 years at the school as fencing coach. She also earned a masters’ degree there in health education. Franke led the Owls to the NCAA Championship in 1992, placing second in 1987 and 1993, and third in 1985 and 1991. She has led the women’s team to 14 consecutive titles at the NIWFA Meet, and was USFCA Coach of the Year in 1983, 1987-88, and 1991. Franke is a member of the US Fencing Association Hall of Fame and Temple University Athletics Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing Women's Foil, Individual United States USA 38
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing Women's Foil, Team United States USA 9T

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Eight 5 1976-07-23 2 3 14 21
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Eight 2 1976-07-23 Hanisch (FRG) 5, Franke (USA) 1 1
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Eight 2 1976-07-23 Henley-Halsted (GBR) 5, Franke (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Eight 2 1976-07-23 Collino (ITA) 5, Franke (USA) 1 1
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Eight 1 1976-07-23 Franke (USA) 5, Drori (ISR) 2 5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Eight 1 1976-07-23 Franke (USA) 5, Shafaie (IRI) 4 5

Women's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 3 1976-07-27 1 2 20 28
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 ITA 14, USA 2 2 0
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 Mangiarotti (ITA) 5, Franke (USA) 3 3
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 Pigliapoco (ITA) 5, Franke (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 Lorenzoni (ITA) 5, Franke (USA) 4 4
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 Collino (ITA) 5, Franke (USA) 3 3
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 GBR 9, USA 7 7 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 Henley-Halsted (GBR) 5, Franke (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 Cawthorne (GBR) 5, Franke (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1976-07-27 Franke (USA) 5, Wrigglesworth (GBR) 4 5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1976-07-27 Franke (USA) 5, Ager-Grant (GBR) 3 5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1976-07-27 USA 11, IRI 5 11 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1976-07-27 Franke (USA) 5, Shafaie (IRI) 0 5
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 Moheban (IRI) 5, Franke (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 2 1976-07-27 Al-Masi (IRI) 5, Franke (USA) 2 2
1976 Summer 25 Montréal Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 1 1976-07-27 Franke (USA) 5, Atchak (IRI) 4 5
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