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José Martínez

Full name: José Claudio Martínez Zorrilla y Schneider
Gender: Male
Born: December 24, 1912 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: September 17, 1989
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Fencing

Biography

José Martínez fenced for Mexico for at the 1936 Olympics but he attended college in the United States at Cornell University, where he played football (American) from 1930-32. Martínez also competed in fencing at Cornell. He was a high-level football player, being selected to the 1932 Associated Press first-team All-American team as an end. He also played in the East-West Shrine Bowl at the end of the 1932 season. Graduating in 1933, Martínez then served as a head athletic coach of Mexico’s polytechnical schools for the National Bureau of Education. He also played international polo for Mexico. In 1942 Martínez trained as pilot in Phoenix, Arizona at Southwest Airways school.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Mexico MEX 6 p7 r1/4

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TR TD
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 6 1936-08-09 5 0 18
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-09 Driebergen (NED) 3, Martínez (MEX) 0 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-09 Cornaggia-Medici (ITA) 3, Martínez (MEX) 1 1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-09 Martínez (MEX) 3, Fitting (SUI) 2 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-09 Martínez (MEX) 3, da Silveira (POR) 2 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-09 Martínez (MEX) 3, Guthe (NOR) 2 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-09 Martínez (MEX) 3, de Oliveira (BRA) 2 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-09 Martínez (MEX) 3, Shamil (EGY) 1 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-09 Weber (AUT) 3, Martínez (MEX) 2 2
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