Nunes, Leo G.

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(1893-1974) - Born in Italy. The all-time national champion, winner of 18 individual AFLA titles, despite his only being able to fence every other year owing to business commitments in Europe. AFLA national foil champion (1924); national epee champion (1917, '22, '24, '26, '28, '32); national sabre champion (1922, '26, '29); national three-weapon champion (1921, '22, '26, '28, '30); national outdoor epee champion (1921, '25); national outdoor sabre champion (1928). Vice-president of the AFLA (1933-35). National Junior Olympic chairman during the 1950's.

(1893-1974) - Born in Italy. The all-time national champion, winner of 18 individual AFLA titles, despite his only being able to fence every other year owing to business commitments in Europe. AFLA national foil champion (1924); national epee champion (1917, '22, '24, '26, '28, '32); national sabre champion (1922, '26, '29); national three-weapon champion (1921, '22, '26, '28, '30); national outdoor epee champion (1921, '25); national outdoor sabre champion (1928). Vice-president of the AFLA (1933-35). National Junior Olympic chairman during the 1950's. He was a silent patron of scholarships for promising young fencers at New York clubs. The national Under-19 epee trophy is presented in his memory.

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Leo Nunes with his coach Papa Nadi (Giuseppe Nadi) and teammates DiRosa and Montano in Livorno (Leghorn).  Photo donated by Edward Nunes

 

 

 

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