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Albert Wolff

Full name: Albert Wolff
Gender: Male
Born: July 13, 1906 in Barr, Bas-Rhin, France
Died: June 14, 1989 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Affiliations: Louisville Fencers
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Albert Wolff was born in France and qualified for the 1936 Olympics for France, but as a Jew, he refused to go. He fought in the French Army during World War II, and was captured by the Germans and placed in a Jewish war camp. Wolff escaped and made it to the United States via Portugal. He joined the US Army and returned to Europe fighting the Germans.

Wolff competed at the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. He won a gold medal in team foil at the 1951 Pan American Games, adding a silver in team épée that year. He was Amateur Fencers League of America (AFLA) individual épée champion in 1946, while representing the Louisville Fencers. Wolff later did some work in fencing administration, serving on the 1958 World Championship team committee.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 42 London Fencing Men's Épée, Individual United States USA 6 p2 r1/4
1948 Summer 42 London Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 3 p4 r2/4
1952 Summer 46 Helsinki Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 4 p3 r2/4

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1948 Summer 42 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 6 1948-08-07 3 4

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1948 Summer 42 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 3 1948-08-06 0 2 11 17
1948 Summer 42 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1948-08-06 BEL 9, USA 5 5 2
1948 Summer 42 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1948-08-06 LUX 8, USA 6 6 3
1952 Summer 46 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 4 1952-07-25 1 2 20 25
1952 Summer 46 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 2 1952-07-25 SWE 9, USA 5 5 2
1952 Summer 46 Helsinki Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Three 1 1952-07-25 USA 9, GBR 7 9 2
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