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Paul Gnaier

Full name: Paul Karl Rudolf Gnaier
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (184 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: March 8, 1926 in Heidenheim an der Brenz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Died: November 25, 2013 in Heidenheim an der Brenz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: TSB Heidenheim, Heidenheim an der Brenz (GER)
Country: GER Germany, FRG West Germany
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Paul Gnaier had his right hand amputated when only 3-years-old, so he later took up fencing with the left hand, but before fencing, he was active as a high jumper. He built a fencing center during World War II in Heidenheim an der Brenz. Gnaier competed at the Olympic Games in 1960, 1964 and 1968 and participated in 10 World Championships. In 1960 the 11-time German champion won the Heidenheim Cup in his home town, one of the world's largest fencing tournaments. He later served for many years as an official in the Württemberg Fencing Federation and Honorary President of the Württemberg Federal Fechter (WFB).

Gnaier graduated in Stuttgart, studying for higher administrative service, which he completed with the inspectors exam in 1948. In 1952 he studied for a year in the United States. In 1953 Paul Gnaier was appointed to head the administrative office in Schnaitheim, a borough within the city of Heidenheim an der Brenz. Gnaier remained as mayor of Schnaitheim for 37 years, until his retirement in 1991.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Germany GER 4 p3 r3/5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Men's Épée, Team Germany GER 5T
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Germany GER 17T
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Men's Épée, Team Germany GER 6
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing Men's Épée, Team West Germany FRG 4

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TD TG TR
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 4 1960-09-06 2 3
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1960-09-06 Delfino (ITA) 5, Gnaier (GER) 1 1
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1960-09-06 Rehbinder (SWE) 5, Gnaier (GER) 1 1
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1960-09-06 Gnaier (GER) 5, Kausz (HUN) 3 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1960-09-06 Gnaier (GER) 5, Guittet (FRA) 2 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1960-09-06 Glos (POL) 5, Gnaier (GER) 4 4
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Five 2 1960-09-05 3 1
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Five 1 1960-09-05 Gnaier (GER) 5, Kausz (HUN) 4 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Five 1 1960-09-05 Gnaier (GER) 5, Pelling (GBR) 2 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Five 1 1960-09-05 Gnaier (GER) 5, Gutenkauf (LUX) 3 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Five 2 1960-09-05 Gonsior (POL) 5, Gnaier (GER) 1 1
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-05 3 2
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-05 Delfino (ITA) 5, Gnaier (GER) 0 0
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-05 Gnaier (GER) 5, Dehez (BEL) 1 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-05 Gnaier (GER) 5, Pakarinen (FIN) 3 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-05 Gnaier (GER) 5, Klette (NOR) 4 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-05 Spinella (USA) 5, Gnaier (GER) 4 4
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Semi-Finals Pool One AC 1964-10-19 0 4 10
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1964-10-19 Saccaro (ITA) 10, Gnaier (GER) 4 4
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 4 1964-10-18 3 23 20
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-18 Saccaro (ITA) 5, Gnaier (GER) 2 2
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-18 Guittet (FRA) 5, Gnaier (GER) 1 1
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, Steininger (SUI) 4 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1T 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, Leyrer (AUT) 5 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, Jacobs (GBR) 1 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, Sin (KOR) 0 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-18 5 30 24
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-18 Kriss (URS) 5, Gnaier (GER) 3 3
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, El-Said (LIB) 4 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, Okawa (JPN) 1 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, Van Den Driessche (BEL) 4 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, Trần (VNM) 1 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Two 1 1964-10-18 Gnaier (GER) 5, Ryan (IRL) 4 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-18 Dreyfus (FRA) 5, Gnaier (GER) 2 2

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 0 1 2 9
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 URS 9, GER 2 2 0
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Chernushevich (URS) 5, Gnaier (GER) 3 3
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Habārovs (URS) 5, Gnaier (GER) 3 3
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Four NC 1960-09-09 Kostava (URS) Not contested, Gnaier (GER) Not contested
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-09 Chernikov (URS) 5, Gnaier (GER) 4 4
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Three 1 1960-09-09 1 0 9 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Three 1 1960-09-09 GER 9, FIN 5 9 2
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Three 2 1960-09-09 Czarnecki (FIN) 5, Gnaier (GER) 4 4
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Three 1 1960-09-09 Gnaier (GER) 5, Lindeman (FIN) 1 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Three 2 1960-09-09 Wiik (FIN) 5, Gnaier (GER) 3 3
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round Two Pool Three 1 1960-09-09 Gnaier (GER) 5, Pakarinen (FIN) 2 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 2 0 22 10
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 GER 9, SWE 7 9 2
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 2 1960-09-09 Lagerwall (SWE) 5, Gnaier (GER) 2 2
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 Gnaier (GER) 5, Abrahamsson (SWE) 2 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 2 1960-09-09 Rehbinder (SWE) 5, Gnaier (GER) 3 3
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 Gnaier (GER) 5, Engdahl (SWE) 3 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 GER 13, AUS 3 13 4
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 Gnaier (GER) 5, Lund (AUS) 0 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 Gnaier (GER) 5, Humphreys (AUS) 0 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 Gnaier (GER) 5, Stone (AUS) 2 5
1960 Summer 34 Roma Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Six 1 1960-09-09 Gnaier (GER) 5, Hackshall (AUS) 1 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-21 1 1 16 11
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-21 POL 8/66, GER 8/62 8/62 2
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-21 Nielaba (POL) 5, Gnaier (GER) 4 4
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-21 Gnaier (GER) 5, Pomarnacki (POL) 3 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-21 Gnaier (GER) 5, Gonsior (POL) 3 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-21 Andrzejewski (POL) 5, Gnaier (GER) 2 2
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-21 GER 8, URS 3 8 2
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 2 1964-10-21 Nikanchikov (URS) 5+, Gnaier (GER) 5- 5-
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-21 Gnaier (GER) 5, Kostava (URS) 2 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 1 1964-10-21 Gnaier (GER) 5, Smolyakov (URS) 3 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Final Pool Pool for 5-8 NC 1964-10-21 Kriss (URS) Not contested, Gnaier (GER) Not contested
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-21 0 1 4 8
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-21 FRA 8, GER 4 4 1
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-21 Brodin (FRA) 5, Gnaier (GER) 4 4
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1964-10-21 Bourquard (FRA) 5, Gnaier (GER) 1 1
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three NC 1964-10-21 Gnaier (GER) Not contested, Dreyfus (FRA) Not contested
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1964-10-21 Gnaier (GER) 5, Guittet (FRA) 2 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-20 1 1 17 14
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-20 GER 9, USA 6 9 3
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-20 Gnaier (GER) 5, Pesthy (USA) 0 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-20 Gnaier (GER) 5, Anger (USA) 3 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Four 1 1964-10-20 Gnaier (GER) 5, Micahnik (USA) 4 5
1964 Summer 38 Tokyo Fencing Germany GER Round One Pool Four NC 1964-10-20 Anastasi (USA) Not contested, Gnaier (GER) Not contested
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 3 0 35 8
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 FRG 11, SUI 5 11 4
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 2 1968-10-24 Chamay (SUI) , Gnaier (FRG)
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 2 1968-10-24 Lötscher (SUI) , Gnaier (FRG)
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 Gnaier (FRG) , Kauter (SUI)
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 Gnaier (FRG) , Steininger (SUI)
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 FRG 15, IRL 1 15 4
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 Gnaier (FRG) , Bouchier-Hayes (IRL)
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 Gnaier (FRG) , Farrell (IRL)
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 Gnaier (FRG) , Ryan (IRL)
1968 Summer 42 Ciudad de México Fencing West Germany FRG Round One Pool Four 1 1968-10-24 Gnaier (FRG) , O'Brien (IRL)