Wolfensohn, James : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Wolfensohn, James

James D. Wolfensohn

Sport:
fencing

Country Represented:
Australia

Years Competed:
1956

Olympic Info:
Wolfensohn was a member of the Australian fencing team at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Career Highlights:
Wolfensohn, who currently heads the World Bank, was one of Australia's top fencers in the 1950s. Besides competing in the 1956 Melbourne Games, he captained the Australian National team at the 1958 World Championships, where he admitted, he was "soundly defeated."

Birth and Death Dates:
b. 1933

Origin:
Australia


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References:
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)


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