Armand Mouyal

Armand Mouyal
Personal information
Birth name Armand Mouyal
Nationality French
Born (1925-10-13)13 October 1925
Oran, French Algeria
Died 15 July 1988(1988-07-15) (aged 62)
Sport Fencing
Medal record

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

Early and personal life

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

Fencing career

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

National championships

Mouyal, a French police officer, won the French national individual épée title in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, and 1959.[4]

World championships

Mouyal won the world individual épée championship in 1957.[4]

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.[4]

World rankings

Mouyal was ranked No. 5 in the world in 1955, and 8th in 1956.[4]


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.[5][6]

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 Fame

Mouyal was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.[4]

See also


  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. ^ a b c d e "Armand Mouyal". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Olympics Statistics: Armand Mouyal". Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Armand Mouyal Olympic Results". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 September 2010.

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