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Ellen Müller-Preis

Full name: Ellen S. Müller-Preis
Gender: Female
Born: May 6, 1912 in Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Died: November 18, 2007 in Vienna, Wien, Austria
Affiliations: Fechtsaal Werdnik, Wien (AUT) / Union Fechtclub, Wien (AUT)
Country: AUT Austria
Sport: Fencing

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Ellen Preis was born in Berlin to a German mother and an Austrian father. At age 13, she went to Vienna to her aunt's fencing school - Wilhelmine Werdnik had been Germany's first fencing champion. Having a double nationality, she elected to compete for Austria when Germany was not interested, having several top fencers. After a bronze medal at the 1931 European Championships, her definitive breakthrough came at the 1932 Olympics. After a tie in the final pool with Judy Guinness (of the famed brewer's family), she beat her in a fence-off for the gold. This was the start of a long and successful career. She won another Olympic medal at the Berlin Games and even became German champion following the Austrian Anschluß. In Austria she won 17 individual titles in foil between 1929 and 1957. She was perhaps the strongest fencer immediately after the war, winning world titles in 1947, 1949 and 1950. She was unable to crown her dominance with a second Olympic title, finishing third to Hungary's Ilona Elek in London. She competed in her last Olympics in 1956, when she finished 7th, aged 44. After her active career, she became a fencing teacher, working with many actors who had to fight in films, plays and operas. She was also a professor at Vienna's Music and Art College. A fervent traveller, she attended the 2004 Olympics at age 92.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Austria AUT 1 Gold
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Austria AUT 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Austria AUT 6 p1 r3/4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Austria AUT 7

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool 1T 1932-08-04 8 1 44 27
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #1 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Guinness Penn-Hughes (GBR) 3 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #2 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Bogen-Bogáti (HUN) 2 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #3 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Addams (BEL) 1 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #4 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Mayer (GER) 4 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #5 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Munck (DEN) 4 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #6 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Olsen (DEN) 4 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #7 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Lloyd (USA) 2 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #8 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Butler (GBR) 2 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #35 2 1932-08-04 de Boer (NED) 5, Müller-Preis (AUT) 4 4
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Barrage for 1/2 1 1932-08-04 1 0 5 3
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Barrage for 1/2 1 1932-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Guinness Penn-Hughes (GBR) 3 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool One 3 1932-08-02 5 1 29 21
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool One 2 1932-08-02 Bogen-Bogáti (HUN) 5, Müller-Preis (AUT) 4 4
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool One 1 1932-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Addams (BEL) 4 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool One 1 1932-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Olsen (DEN) 4 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool One 1 1932-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Locke (USA) 2 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool One 1 1932-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Klint (DEN) 4 5
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool One 1 1932-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Escudero (MEX) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool 3 1936-08-05 5 2 32 20
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #2 2 1936-08-05 Elek-Schacherer (HUN) 5, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #12 1 1936-08-05 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Mayer (GER) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #13 1 1936-08-05 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Lachmann (DEN) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #14 1 1936-08-05 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Addams (BEL) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #15 1 1936-08-05 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Vargha (HUN) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #16 1 1936-08-05 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Grasser (AUT) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #18 2 1936-08-05 Haß (GER) 5, Müller-Preis (AUT) 4 4
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 2T 1936-08-04 3 1 19 13
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Addams (BEL) 3 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Lloyd (USA) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Oelkers (GER) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1936-08-04 Vargha (HUN) 5, Müller-Preis (AUT) 4 4
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-04 5 0 25 11
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Guinness Penn-Hughes (GBR) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Oelkers (GER) 4 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Olsen (DEN) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Kristian (YUG) 0 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Christiaens (BEL) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Five 1 1936-08-04 5 0 25 7
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Five 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Scrève (BEL) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Five 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Olsen (DEN) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Five 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Bornand (SUI) 1 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Five 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Gantz (ROU) 2 5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Five 1 1936-08-04 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Çambel (TUR) 0 5
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool 3 1948-08-02 5 2 24 16
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #2 2 1948-08-02 Elek-Schacherer (HUN) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 2 2
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #7 2 1948-08-02 Lachmann (DEN) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 2 2
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #12 1 1948-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Cerra (USA) 1 4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #13 1 1948-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Wenisch-Filz (AUT) 1 4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #14 1 1948-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Elek (HUN) 2 4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #15 1 1948-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Cesari (ITA) 3 4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #16 1 1948-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Glen-Haig (GBR) 1 4
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1948-08-02 4 1
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1948-07-31 4 1 19 10
1948 Summer 36 London Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Six 1 1948-07-31 5 1 9
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 6 1952-07-27 3 4 20
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing Austria AUT Quarter-Finals Pool Four 3 1952-07-26 3 2 16
1952 Summer 40 Helsinki Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Five 2T 1952-07-26 3 1 7
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool 7 1956-11-29 1 20 25
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 4 1956-11-29 2 14 12
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 5 22 19
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #16 2 1956-11-29 Sheen (GBR) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #17 2 1956-11-29 Orban-Szabo (ROU) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #18 2 1956-11-29 Garilhe (FRA) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 1 1
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #19 2 1956-11-29 York-Romary (USA) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #20 2 1956-11-29 Delbarre (FRA) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #21 1 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Lachmann (DEN) 1 4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Final Pool Bout #28 2 1956-11-29 Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-29 Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 0 0
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-29 Lachmann (DEN) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 2 2
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-29 Garilhe (FRA) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Yefimova (URS) 0 4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Mitchell (USA) 0 4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, York-Romary (USA) 1 4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Roldán (MEX) 2 4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 Orb-Lazăr (ROU) 4, Müller-Preis (AUT) 3 3
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Shitikova (URS) 3 4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Veronnet (FRA) 3 4
1956 Summer 44 Melbourne Fencing Austria AUT Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Joseph (AUS) 2 4