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Uriah Jones

Full name: Uriah Jones
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: December 15, 1924 in New York, New York, United States
Died: June 14, 2000 in West Haven, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Salle Santelli, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

In 1968 Uriah Jones made history by making the US Olympic team in the team foil fencing event, which made him the first African-American fencer for the United States at the Olympics. Jones competed for Salle Santelli, after several other clubs refused to allow him to fence for them. He was Amateur Fencers League of American (AFLA) champion in foil in 1971, the first US title ever won by a black man or woman, and also won team titles in foil with Salle Santelli in 1964, 1968, and 1972. Jones served in the Merchant Marines and then attended college, but got married and dropped out to support his family, working as a draftsman. Jones was inducted into the US Fencing Hall of Fame in 1999.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 43 Ciudad de México Fencing Men's Foil, Team United States USA 3 p2 r1/4

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1968 Summer 43 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 3 1968-10-18 0 2 11 21
1968 Summer 43 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1968-10-18 GBR 9, USA 7 7 1
1968 Summer 43 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1968-10-18 Jay (GBR) , Jones (USA)
1968 Summer 43 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1968-10-18 Paul (GBR) , Jones (USA)
1968 Summer 43 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1968-10-18 Jones (USA) , Hoskyns (GBR)
1968 Summer 43 Ciudad de México Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1968-10-18 Halsted (GBR) , Jones (USA)
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