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Pilar Roldán

Full name: María del Pilar Roldán Tapia (-de Gifennig)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: November 18, 1939 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Fencing

Related Olympians: Sister of Lourdes Roldán; Daughter of Angel Roldán.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Pilar Roldán fenced foil for Mexico at three Olympic Games – 1956, 1960, and 1968. In 1960 she became the first woman to carry the Mexican flag at an Olympic Opening Ceremony. She was twice Pan American Games champion in individual foil, winning in 1959 and 1967. She also competed at the 1959 and 1962 Central American and Caribbean Games, winning four medals, with a silver and three bronzes. Roldán became the first Mexican woman to serve on committees for the FIE (Fédération Internationale d’Escrime).

Roldán was the daughter of tennis playing parents, as [Angel Roldán] played Davis Cup for Mexico in 1934, and her mother, the former [María Tapía], won five medals in tennis at the Central American and Caribbean Games, with three medals, including two golds in singles and mixed doubles in 1935, and in 1954, winning a bronze in doubles and a silver in mixed. She also competed in tennis at the 1955 Pan American Games.

Pilar Roldán also took up tennis and was ranked as high as #3 in Mexico’s junior rankings, before concentrating on fencing. She read the book The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas and it inspired an interest in fencing so she took up the sport, asking her parents to get her fencing lessons when she was 13-years-old. To assist her, her father, a surgeon, also started fencing, and he eventually made the 1960 Mexican Olympic team in the sport, although he continued to primarily compete in tennis.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Mexico MEX 6 p2 r2/3
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Mexico MEX 7
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Mexico MEX 2 Silver
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Women's Foil, Team Mexico MEX 7T

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW TG TR BL TD
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 6 1956-11-29 1 8 19
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Two 4 1956-11-29 4 22 23
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 Delbarre (FRA) 4, Roldán (MEX) 1 1
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 York-Romary (USA) 4, Roldán (MEX) 1 1
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 Orban-Szabo (ROU) 4, Roldán (MEX) 1 1
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 Sheen (GBR) 4, Roldán (MEX) 1 1
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Roldán (MEX) 4, Dömölky-Sákovics (HUN) 3 4
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 York-Romary (USA) 4, Roldán (MEX) 1 1
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 Müller-Preis (AUT) 4, Roldán (MEX) 2 2
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Roldán (MEX) 4, Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 3 4
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Roldán (MEX) 4, Orb-Lazăr (ROU) 3 4
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Two 2 1956-11-29 Shitikova (URS) 4, Roldán (MEX) 3 3
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Roldán (MEX) 4, Veronnet (FRA) 2 4
1956 Summer 17 Melbourne Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Two 1 1956-11-29 Roldán (MEX) 4, Joseph (AUS) 3 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool 7 1960-09-01 2 13 25 5
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool Bout #5 2 1960-09-01 Schmid (GER) 4, Roldán (MEX) 1 1
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool Bout #10 2 1960-09-01 Rastvorova (URS) 4, Roldán (MEX) 0 0
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool Bout #14 2 1960-09-01 Vicol (ROU) 4, Roldán (MEX) 2 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool Bout #18 2 1960-09-01 Gorokhova (URS) 4, Roldán (MEX) 2 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool Bout #25 2 1960-09-01 Pawlas (POL) 4, Roldán (MEX) 0 0
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool Bout #26 1 1960-09-01 Roldán (MEX) 4, Orban-Szabo (ROU) 2 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool Bout #27 1 1960-09-01 Roldán (MEX) 4, Ebert (AUT) 3 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-09-01 4 1
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-09-01 Gorokhova (URS) 4, Roldán (MEX) 0 0
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-09-01 Roldán (MEX) 4, Ebert (AUT) 2 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-09-01 Roldán (MEX) 4, Vicol (ROU) 1 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-09-01 Roldán (MEX) 4, Delbarre (FRA) 3 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-09-01 Roldán (MEX) 4, Rejtő-Ujlaky-Sági (HUN) 2 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-08-31 4 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-08-31 Orban-Szabo (ROU) 4, Roldán (MEX) 0 0
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-08-31 Roldán (MEX) 4, Volz-Mees (GER) 2 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-08-31 Roldán (MEX) 4, Grötzer (AUT) 0 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-08-31 Roldán (MEX) 4, Colombetti-Peroncini (ITA) 2 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Pool Two 1 1960-08-31 Roldán (MEX) 4, Leroux (FRA) 2 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Quarter-Finals Pool Two 2 1960-08-31 Gorokhova (URS) 4, Roldán (MEX) 2 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five 3 1960-08-31 3 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five 2 1960-08-31 Rastvorova (URS) 4, Roldán (MEX) 2 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five 1 1960-08-31 Roldán (MEX) 4, Orb-Lazăr (ROU) 2 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five 1 1960-08-31 Roldán (MEX) 4, Armstrong (IRL) 0 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five 1 1960-08-31 Roldán (MEX) 4, Tosat (ESP) 2 4
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five 2 1960-08-31 Terhune (USA) 4, Roldán (MEX) 3 3
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five Barrage 2 1960-08-31 1 6 5 1
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five Barrage 2 1960-08-31 Orb-Lazăr (ROU) 4, Roldán (MEX) 2 2
1960 Summer 20 Roma Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five Barrage 1 1960-08-31 Roldán (MEX) 4, Terhune (USA) 1 4
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Final Pool 2 1968-10-20 3 17 14 2
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round Two Pool One 2 1968-10-19 3 16 12 2
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool Five 2 1968-10-19 5 22 16 1

Women's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 3 1968-10-23 0 2 15 17
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-23 FRA 9, MEX 7 7 3
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-23 Gapais-Dumont (FRA) , Roldán (MEX)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-23 Roldán (MEX) , Rousselet-Ceretti (FRA)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-23 Roldán (MEX) , Herbster-Josland (FRA)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-23 Roldán (MEX) , Depetris-Demaille (FRA)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-23 FRG 8, MEX 8/42 8/42 2
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-23 Roldán (MEX) , Theuerkauff (FRG)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-23 Schmid (FRG) , Roldán (MEX)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-23 Roldán (MEX) , Koch (FRG)
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-23 Volz-Mees (FRG) , Roldán (MEX)
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