Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  > Gottfried von Meiss

Gottfried von Meiss

Full name: Gottfried von Meiss
Gender: Male
Born: September 22, 1909
Died: December 22, 2000
Country: SUI Switzerland
Sport: Fencing

Biography

At the age of 18 Gottfried von Meiss decided to pursue the study of economics and also joined his native Switzerland's Air Force. Within seven years he had achieved the rank of captain as well as a high degree of proficiency in foil fencing. He attended his first summer Olympics in 1936, reaching the second round of both the individual and team foil events. His sporting endeavors were interrupted by World War II, where he served with distinction in a variety of leadership and instructor roles, culminating in his appointment as head of intelligence for the Swiss Air Force. Following the conflict he left the military and took up a job as a technical director for Swissair in 1946, but left in 1952 to found his own consulting firm. During his time at Swissair he attended his second summer Olympics in 1948, but was eliminated in the opening round of the team foil tournament. He held a doctorate in economics from the University of Zurich and was named as an Officer of the British Empire in recognition of his business achievements in the United Kingdom. Like his brother, the famous adventurer Hans von Meiss-Teuffen, Gottfried was also an avid sailor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Switzerland SUI 6 p2 r2/5
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Men's Foil, Team Switzerland SUI 3 p2 r2/4
1948 Summer 38 London Fencing Men's Foil, Team Switzerland SUI 3 p4 r1/4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round Two Pool Two 6 1936-08-05 0 4 13 20
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round Two Pool Two 2 1936-08-05 Hátszeghy (HUN) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round Two Pool Two 2 1936-08-05 Losert (AUT) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 4 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round Two Pool Two 2 1936-08-05 Falkenberg (NOR) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 3 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round Two Pool Two 2 1936-08-05 Tingdahl (SWE) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 4 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Two 4 1936-08-05 2 3 17 19
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Two 2 1936-08-05 Gardère (FRA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Two 2 1936-08-05 Larraz (ARG) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Two 2 1936-08-05 Bembis (GRE) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 3 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-05 von Meiss (SUI) 5, Vagnotti (BRA) 1 5
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-05 von Meiss (SUI) 5, Koršić (YUG) 3 5

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 3 1936-08-02 0 2 4 28
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 ITA 15, SUI 1 1 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 Verratti (ITA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 4 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 Gaudini (ITA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 Marzi (ITA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 Di Rosa (ITA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 0 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 USA 13, SUI 3 3 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 Alessandroni (USA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 Levis (USA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 Dow (USA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 3 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-02 Pecora (USA) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool One 2 1936-08-02 1 0 8 8
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool One 1 1936-08-02 SUI 8/68, GRE 8/64 8/68 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool One 2 1936-08-02 Bembis (GRE) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 4 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool One 2 1936-08-02 Botasis (GRE) 5, von Meiss (SUI) 4 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool One 1 1936-08-02 von Meiss (SUI) 5, Manolesos (GRE) 3 5
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool One 1 1936-08-02 von Meiss (SUI) 5, Ferentinos (GRE) 4 5
1948 Summer 38 London Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Four 3 1948-07-30 0 2 8 20
1948 Summer 38 London Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Four 2 1948-07-30 HUN 11, SUI 5 5 1
1948 Summer 38 London Fencing Switzerland SUI Round One Pool Four 2 1948-07-30 USA 9, SUI 3 3 0
id: 23,381