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René Paul

Full name: Ronald René Charles Paul
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: January 20, 1921 in Paddington, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: June 16, 2008
Affiliations: Salle Paul, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Brother of Raymond Paul; Brother-in-law of June Foulds-Paul; Father of Graham Paul; Father of Barry Paul; Uncle of Steven Paul.

Biography

The son of a French fencing master who settled in London and started Britain’s most famous fencing dynasty, René Paul won five national titles at foil between 1947 and 1962 and was a member of the British foil team that took the bronze medal at the 1955 World Championships.In addition to his Olympic appearances he also competed in four Commonwealth Games winning seven gold medals, two silvers and a bronze between 1950 and 1962 to become the most successful fencer in the history of those Games.

His sons Graham and Barry followed in their father’s footsteps by becoming both national champions and Olympic representatives. René and his brother Raymond went on to run the family fencing equipment business.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Great Britain GBR 5 p3 r2/4
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 5T
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Great Britain GBR 6 p3 r3/4
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 3 p2 r2/4
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Great Britain GBR 6 p8 r1/4
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Men's Épée, Team Great Britain GBR 3 p3 r2/4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Great Britain GBR 8 p2 r2/3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 5T
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Men's Épée, Team Great Britain GBR 4
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Men's Foil, Team Great Britain GBR 5T

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TR TG TD
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 5 1948-08-04 3 4
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Seven 1 1948-08-03 5 1 17
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Three 6 1952-07-24 1 4 23
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1952-07-23 5 1 17
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 2T 1952-07-23 4 2 17
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 8 1956-11-26 1 29 19
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 3 1956-11-26 5 18 27
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 d'Oriola (FRA) 5, Paul (GBR) 2 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 Bergamini (ITA) 5, Paul (GBR) 3 3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 Gyuricza (HUN) 5, Paul (GBR) 3 3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 Jay (GBR) 5, Paul (GBR) 2 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-11-26 Paul (GBR) 5, Stratmann (GER) 4 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-26 McCowage (AUS) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 2 1956-11-26 Midler (URS) 5, Paul (GBR) 1 1
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 1 1956-11-26 Paul (GBR) 5, d'Oriola (FRA) 1 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 2 1956-11-26 Verhalle (BEL) 5, Paul (GBR) 1 1
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 1 1956-11-26 Paul (GBR) 5, Fülöp (HUN) 2 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 1 1956-11-26 Paul (GBR) 5, McKenzie (AUS) 1 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 1 1956-11-26 Paul (GBR) 5, Asselin (CAN) 3 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Four 1 1956-11-26 Paul (GBR) 5, Echeverry (COL) 1 5

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 3 1948-07-31 0 2 14 18
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1948-07-31 FRA 10, GBR 6 6 2
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1948-07-31 USA 8, GBR 8 8 3
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1948-07-31 1 1 14 18
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1948-07-31 BEL 12, GBR 4 4 3
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1948-07-31 GBR 10, DEN 6 10 2
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Six 2 1948-07-30 1 0 8 8
1948 Summer 27 London Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Six 1 1948-07-30 GBR 8, NED 8 8 3
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Two 3 1952-07-22 0 2 9 18
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1952-07-23 FRA 9, GBR 2 2 1
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1952-07-23 BEL 9, GBR 7 7 4
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 1 1952-07-21 1 0 14 2
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 1 1952-07-23 GBR 14, VEN 2 14 4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 3 1956-11-23 0 2 15 17
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 ITA 8, GBR 8 8 1
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 USA 9, GBR 7 7 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-23 1 0 15 1
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-23 GBR 15, COL 1 15 4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 Bergamini (ITA) 5, Paul (GBR) 1 1
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 Carpaneda (ITA) 5, Paul (GBR) 3 3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1956-11-23 Paul (GBR) 5, Spallino (ITA) 1 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 Mangiarotti (ITA) 5, Paul (GBR) 2 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 Goldsmith (USA) 5, Paul (GBR) 2 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1956-11-23 Paul (GBR) 5, Bukantz (USA) 2 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 1 1956-11-23 Paul (GBR) 5, Axelrod (USA) 2 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool One 2 1956-11-23 Shurtz (USA) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-23 Paul (GBR) 5, Uribe (COL) 0 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-23 Paul (GBR) 5, Echeverry (COL) 1 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-23 Paul (GBR) 5, Blando (COL) 0 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-23 Paul (GBR) 5, Camargo (COL) 2 5
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 0 1 7 9
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 HUN 9, GBR 7 7 1
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 Czvikovszki (HUN) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 4
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1960-09-02 Paul (GBR) 5, Kamuti (HUN) 2 5
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 Kamuti (HUN) 5, Paul (GBR) 2 2
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1960-09-02 Fülöp (HUN) 5, Paul (GBR) 3 3
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-02 1 1 19 11
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-02 GER 9, GBR 5 5 1
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-02 Mehl (GER) 5, Paul (GBR) 0 0
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-02 Brecht (GER) 5, Paul (GBR) 0 0
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 2 1960-09-02 Theuerkauff (GER) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 4
1960 Summer 39 Roma Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Five 1 1960-09-02 Paul (GBR) 5, Gerresheim (GER) 2 5

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TR
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Eight 6 1952-07-27 2 5 18

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 3 1952-07-25 1 2 23 24
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1952-07-25 DEN 8/37, GBR 8/34 8/34 2
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1952-07-25 1 0 10 6
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1952-07-25 GBR 10, POL 6 10 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool 4 1956-11-28 0 3 15 29
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout C 2 1956-11-28 ITA 10, GBR 6 6 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1956-11-28 FRA 9, GBR 3 3 0
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-11-28 1 0 10 6
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-11-28 GBR 10, URS 6 10 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-28 2 0 18 10
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-28 GBR 9, USA 7 9 1
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-28 GBR 9, AUS 3 9 3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout C 2 1956-11-28 Delfino (ITA) 5, Paul (GBR) 3 3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout C 2 1956-11-28 Pellegrino (ITA) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1956-11-28 Paul (GBR) 5, Pavesi (ITA) 3 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout C 1 1956-11-28 Paul (GBR) 5, Mangiarotti (ITA) 2 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1956-11-28 Mouyal (FRA) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1956-11-28 Queyroux (FRA) 5, Paul (GBR) 1 1
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1956-11-28 Nigon (FRA) 5, Paul (GBR) 2 2
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-28 Chernushevich (URS) 5, Paul (GBR) 1 1
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-28 Saychuk (URS) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 4
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-11-28 Paul (GBR) 5, Vdovichenko (URS) 4 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-11-28 Paul (GBR) 5, Chernikov (URS) 4 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-28 Shurtz (USA) 5, Paul (GBR) 3 3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-28 Pew (USA) 5, Paul (GBR) 3 3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-28 Paul (GBR) 5, Goldstein (USA) 2 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1956-11-28 Cohen (USA) 5, Paul (GBR) 3 3
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-28 Paul (GBR) 5, Wolfensohn (AUS) 2 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-28 Paul (GBR) 5, Hackshall (AUS) 3 5
1956 Summer 35 Melbourne Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1956-11-28 Paul (GBR) 5, Van Dijk (AUS) 2 5