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Nicolae Caranfil

Full name: Nicolae Gheorghe Caranfil
Gender: Male
Born: November 28, 1893 in Galați, Galaţi, Romania
Died: April 22, 1978 in Forest Hills, New York, United States
Country: ROU Romania
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Nicolae Caranfil fenced at the 1928 Olympics but he is much better known for his life outside of sports. Caranfil studied at the National School of Bridges in, and then earned a civil engineering degree at the École de Génie Civil Grand University in Belgium. He also took post-graduate courses at Cambridge in England. During World War I he served as a second lieutenant in artillery, but was then transferred to the military commission's technical office supply armament from France, England and Italy, where he became chief of this department.

On return to Romania, Caranfil helped organize the modern electrical and gas power networks and the chain of lakes around Bucareşti. He helped found the industry of electric cars in Cluj and Timisoara. The Romanian government set up the Society Bucharest General Electricity and Gas (SGGE) and Comunale Bucharest (UCB) that dealt with the exploitation of water sources and sanitation, and Caranfil was made general manager of both. Over the next 10 years he worked with the government to set up an electrical system in Bucareşti. Caranfil helped design and build the lakes around the city that became the source of city water.

Caranfil had multiple published works in engineering, and works on electrical and water supply. He was a member of the Society of Civil Engineers in France, the Council of the International Union of Electricity, and was elected member of the Romanian Academy in 1940.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Men's Foil, Team Romania ROU 4 p1 r1/4

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 4 1928-07-29 0 3 14 34
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1928-07-29 FRA 15, ROU 1 1 1
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1928-07-29 Caranfil (ROU) 5, Gaboriaud (FRA) 4 5
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1928-07-29 Gaudin (FRA) 5, Caranfil (ROU) 2 2
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1928-07-29 Flacher (FRA) 5, Caranfil (ROU) 2 2
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1928-07-29 Ducret (FRA) 5, Caranfil (ROU) 1 1
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1928-07-29 GER 8/60, ROU 8/55 8/55 1
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1928-07-29 Casmir (GER) 5, Caranfil (ROU) 1 1
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1928-07-29 Gazzera (GER) 5, Caranfil (ROU) 3 3
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 2 1928-07-29 Thomson (GER) 5, Caranfil (ROU) 4 4
1928 Summer 34 Amsterdam Fencing Romania ROU Round One Pool One 1 1928-07-29 Caranfil (ROU) 5, Löffler (GER) 1 5
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