Yves Dreyfus

Yves Dreyfus (17 May 1931 – 16 December 2021) was a French epee fencer who holds two medals as part of the French Olympic épée team.[2]

Yves Dreyfus
Yves Dreyfus (1963)
Personal information
Born(1931-05-17)17 May 1931
Clermont-Ferrand, France
Died16 December 2021(2021-12-16) (aged 90)
Medal record
Men's fencing
Representing  France
Men's fencing[1]
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne Epee team
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo Epee team
Maccabiah Games
Gold medal – first place 1961 Israel Individual Epee
Gold medal – first place 1977 Israel Individual Epee
Gold medal – first place 1977 Israel Team Epee

Life and careerEdit

Dreyfus was born in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and was Jewish.[3][4][5][6][7] He survived the Nazi occupation of France as a child despite being Jewish by taking the name Yves Doucet.[8]

Dreyfus was a three-time Olympian for France and won two bronze medals.[9] At the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne at the age of 25 he won a bronze medal in team epee.[4] At the 1960 Olympics in Rome at the age of 29 he came in 6th in individual epee and tied for 9th with the French epee team.[4] At the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo at the age of 33 he fenced in the individual epee and won a bronze medal in the team epee.[4][10]

In 1964, he won the French national championship in epee.[11] He won a gold medal in individual epee at the 1961 Maccabiah Games.[11] He competed for France at the 1965 Maccabiah Games.[12][13] He won gold medals in both individual epee and team epee at the 1977 Maccabiah Games.[11]

In 1966, he was decorated by General Charles de Gaulle.[8] In 1967, he was given the National Order of Merit by the French Council of Ministers.[14] He later became a Master of Arms.[15]

Dreyfus died on 16 December 2021, at the age of 90.[16]

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • "Fencing: World Championships: Men: Epee". Sports 123. Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. Retrieved April 29, 2010.
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