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Fencing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Women's Foil, Individual

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 2, 1924
Date Finished: July 4, 1924

Gold: DEN Ellen Osiier
Silver: GBR Gladys Davies
Bronze: DEN Grete Heckscher


This was the début for women's fencing at the Olympics, with 25 fencers from nine nations contesting the individual foil. Two rounds of round-robin pools qualified six fencers for the final, with three Danes, two Brits, and a lone Hungarian (Gizella Tary) meeting to decide the medals. Denmark's Ellen Osiier won the gold medal, winning all 16 of her bouts in the three rounds. This was the only major title for Osiier, who never won a world nor a Danish title. Her husband was Ivan Osiier, who competed at the Olympics over a span of 40 years – 1908-48. The silver medal went to Britain's Gladys Davies, with Osiier's teammate, Grete Heckscher, taking bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ellen Osiier 33 Denmark DEN Gold
2 Gladys Davies Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Grete Heckscher 22 Denmark DEN Bronze
4 Muriel Freeman 26 Great Britain GBR
5 Yutta Barding 43 Denmark DEN
6 Gizella Tary 39 Hungary HUN
4 p1 r2/3 Hanna Olsen 34 Sweden SWE
4 p2 r2/3 Lucienne Prost France FRA
5 p1 r2/3 Gladys Daniell Great Britain GBR
5 p2 r2/3 Emma Fitting Switzerland SUI
6 p1 r2/3 Fernande Tassy France FRA
6 p2 r2/3 Ellen Hamilton 34 Sweden SWE
4 p1 r1/3 Elsa Hellquist 37 Sweden SWE
4 p2 r1/3 Ingeborg Buhl 44 Denmark DEN
4 p3 r1/3 Michele Bory France FRA
4 p4 r1/3 Adeline Gehrig 36 United States USA
5 p1 r1/3 Yvonne Conte France FRA
5 p2 r1/3 Adriana Admiraal-Meijerink 30 Netherlands NED
5 p3 r1/3 Jo de Boer 23 Netherlands NED
5 p4 r1/3 Suzanne Bonnard Switzerland SUI
6 p1 r1/3 Irma Hopper 33 United States USA
6 p2 r1/3 Jeanne Morgenthaler Switzerland SUI
6 p3 r1/3 Wanda Dubieńska 28 Poland POL
6 p4 r1/3 Alice Walker Great Britain GBR
7 p1 r1/3 Johanna Stokhuyzen-de Jong 28 Netherlands NED