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James Melcher

Full name: James Laurence Melcher
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 5, 1939 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

James Melcher graduated from Columbia University in 1961. He was US Champion in the épée in 1971-72. He represented the New York Fencers Club and later served as chairman of the club. Melcher stopped fencing in 1974 when he developed chronic fatigue syndrome, but eventually returned to the sport, saying it made him feel 10-15 years younger, and vowed to never give it up. In business, Melcher was in the financial world, eventually starting a very successful hedge fund, Balestra Capital.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing Men's Épée, Individual United States USA 5 p9 r1/5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 9T

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Nine 5 1972-09-04 2 2 21 22
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Nine 2 1972-09-04 Dourakos (GRE) 5, Melcher (USA) 2 2
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Nine 2 1972-09-04 Seneca (MON) 5, Melcher (USA) 4 4
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Nine 1 1972-09-04 Melcher (USA) 5, Paul (GBR) 4 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Nine 1 1972-09-04 Melcher (USA) 5, Nielaba (POL) 3 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Nine 1T 1972-09-04 Melcher (USA) 5, Anen (LUX) 5 5

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Two 2 1972-09-09 0 1 2 9
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Two 2 1972-09-09 SWE 9, USA 2 2 1
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Two 2 1972-09-09 von Essen (SWE) 5, Melcher (USA) 3 3
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Two 1 1972-09-09 Melcher (USA) 5, Jönsson (SWE) 3 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Two 2 1972-09-09 Sundberg (SWE) 5, Melcher (USA) 4 4
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round Two Pool Two NC 1972-09-09 Melcher (USA) Not contested, Edling (SWE) Not contested
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 2 1972-09-08 2 1 30 18
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 USA 8/64, ROU 8/59 8/64 2
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 2 1972-09-08 Duțu (ROU) 5, Melcher (USA) 1 1
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 2 1972-09-08 Istrate (ROU) 5, Melcher (USA) 4 4
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Pongratz (ROU) 2 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Bărăgan (ROU) 2 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 2 1972-09-08 GDR 8/65, USA 8/61 8/61 3
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Uhlig (GDR) 4 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Mannischeff (GDR) 4 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 2 1972-09-08 Schulze (GDR) 5, Melcher (USA) 2 2
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Fiedler (GDR) 1 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 USA 14, ARG 2 14 4
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Feraud (ARG) 3 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Lúpiz (ARG) 4 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Saucedo (ARG) 0 5
1972 Summer 32 München Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Five 1 1972-09-08 Melcher (USA) 5, Vergara (ARG) 3 5
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