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Cuban Fencer Ramón Fonst Who Won LatAm’s First Olympic Medal Died in 1959

Cuban Fencer Ramón Fonst Who Won LatAm’s First Olympic Medal Died in 1959

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Today in Latin American history, Cuban fencer Ramón Fonst who won 4 Olympic gold medals died in 1959.

Fonst participated in fencing at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris for Cuba and won the gold medal in the épée, defeating French fencer Louis Perrée in the final.

He also won the silver medal in the Amateurs-masters épée competition.

His victories at the 1900 Olympics made him the first olympic medal winner ever from Latin America.

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