Armand Mouyal

Armand Mouyal (13 October 1925 – 15 July 1988) was a French epee world champion fencer.

Armand Mouyal
Personal information
Born(1925-10-13)13 October 1925
Oran, French Algeria
Died15 July 1988(1988-07-15) (aged 62)
Medal record
Men's fencing
Representing  France
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne Épée, team
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1955 Barcelona Team épée
Silver medal – second place 1951 Alexandria Team épée

Early and personal lifeEdit

Born in Oran, French Algeria, Mouyal was Jewish.[1][2][3]

Fencing careerEdit

Mouyal began fencing in the early 1950s.[1]

Mediterranean GamesEdit

He comepted at the Mediterranean Games in 1951 where he won a silver medal in the team épée event and in 1955 where he won a gold medal in the team épée event.[4]

National championshipsEdit

Mouyal, a French police officer, won the French national individual épée title in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, and 1959.[5]

World championshipsEdit

Mouyal won the world individual épée championship in 1957.[5]

He participated in team épée, winning a world championship gold medal in 1951; silver in 1953, 1955, 1961, and 1963; and bronze 1954 and 1958.[5]

World rankingsEdit

Mouyal was ranked No. 5 in the world in 1955, and 8th in 1956.[5]


He was eliminated in the first round of the individual event and the second round of the team event at the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

He was a member of the French team that won a bronze medal in team épée at the 1956 Summer Olympics. He advanced to the semifinals in individual épée.[6][7]

At the 1960 Summer Olympics, he placed seventh in individual épée, reaching the finals, and the French épée team was eliminated in the second round.[1]

Hall of FameEdit

Mouyal was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Mouyal, Armand". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ Day by Day in Jewish Sports History – Bob Wechsler
  3. ^ Jews and the Olympic Games: sport: a springboard for minorities – Paul Yogi Mayer
  4. ^ "Olympedia – Armand Mouyal". Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Armand Mouyal". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Armand Mouyal". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  7. ^ "Armand Mouyal Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2010.

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