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Cerra Tishman, Maria

AFLA national foil champion (1945). Member, U.S. Olympic team (1948). Finalist, Olympic foil individual (1948) – tied for second place, finished fourth. This is the highest Olympic attainment by a US woman. NIWFA champion for Hunter (1938, ’40). First woman to officiate at a national final (1949); first woman member of the Olympic fencing committee (1965).

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Maria Cerra Tishman at Giorgio Santelli’s birthday, 1976.  Photo by Andy Shaw

Maria CERRA TISHMAN 1976

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CERRA, Maria held up by DE CAPRILES brothers celebrate Maria Cerra’s tie for 2nd place at the 1948 London Olympics

CERRA,Maria standing in front of resultsat1948OLYMPICS where she tied for 2nd place