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Axelrod, Albert

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 2004 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Fencer

1921 – Born on the 12th of February in Bronx, New York.

1938 – After graduation, at Stuyvesant High School in New York, he won amateur titles as a member of the Salle Santelli club.

1948 – He was U.S. Intercollegiate Fencing Association and NCAA Champion, and led City College to the National Team Foil Championship.

1958 – He was also a member of 4 United States World Championship teams; best finish 5th.

1960 – His bronze medal in Individual Foil competition at the 60′ Olympic Games was only the 4th Olympic fencing medal ever won by an American.

1973 – He was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

1974 – He was inducted into the USFA Hall of Fame.

2004 – Died of Heart attack on the 24th of February.