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Fencing at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Women's Foil, Individual

Fencing at the 1924 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


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 Davis
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.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinal PoolSemi-FinalsRound One

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ellen Osiier 33 Denmark DEN Gold
2 Gladys Davis 30 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 23 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 Marcelle 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