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René Pinchart

Full name: René Pinchart
Gender: Male
Born: June 24, 1891 in Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Died: November 2, 1970 in Middletown, Connecticut, United States
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


René Pinchart competed for Belgium at the 1920 Olympics as a gymnast, after having served 4½ years in the Belgian Army during World War I, rising to sergeant-major, and winning several decorations. His Army training led to an appointment as a fencing professor in Brussels. In 1927 he emigrated to the United States where he worked as a fencing coach at the Fencers’ Club of New York for almost 28 years until he retired in 1955. He was the coach of the US Olympic fencing team in 1928, 1932, 1948, and 1952. His pupils won multiple US national titles.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around, Swedish System Belgium BEL 3 Bronze

Men's Team All-Around, Swedish System

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Gymnastics Belgium BEL Final Standings 3 1.094.000
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