The Greatest Fencing Athlete at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Fencing athlete of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female Fencing athlete from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

The best all-time performing Fencing athlete at the Olympic Games is Italian Edoardo Mangiarotti who won 13 medals, including 6 golds, in an Olympic career spanning 1936–1960. Hungarian Aladár Gerevich has won one more gold, but less overall medals. The female with the most gold medals is Italian Valentina Vezzali also with six gold medals. See the table below to see how other athletes ranked.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Fencers

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Fencing for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt).

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Fencing at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
medals
rating
1 Edoardo Mangiarotti Italy M 6 5 2 13 48
2 Aladár Gerevich Hungary M 7 1 2 10 46
3 Valentina Vezzali Italy F 6 1 2 9 40
4 Pál Kovács Hungary M 6 0 1 7 37
5 Rudolf Kárpáti Hungary M 6 0 0 6 36
6 Nedo Nadi Italy M 6 0 0 6 36
7 Giovanna Trillini Italy F 4 1 3 8 29
8 Giuseppe Delfino Italy M 4 2 0 6 28
9 Christian d'Oriola France M 4 2 0 6 28
10 Lucien Gaudin France M 4 2 0 6 28
11 Elena Novikova-Belova Soviet Union F 4 1 1 6 27
12 Viktor Sidyak Soviet Union M 4 1 1 6 27
13 Ramón Fonst Cuba M 4 1 0 5 26
14 Győző Kulcsár Hungary M 4 0 2 6 26
15 Stanislav Pozdnyakov Russia M 4 0 1 5 25
16 Jenő Fuchs Hungary M 4 0 0 4 24
17 Viktor Krovopuskov Soviet Union M 4 0 0 4 24
18 Carlo Pavesi Italy M 4 0 0 4 24

notes: initial data from wikipedia of multiple Olympic gold medalists (with at least 4 gold medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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