Ellen Osiier (August 13, 1890 – September 6, 1962) was a Danish foil fencer.

The 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris was the first Olympic Games to feature women's fencing. Osiier, then 33, won the gold medal as she was undefeated in the event.[1] With this victory, Osiier became the Olympics' first woman fencing champion.[2]

Her husband, Ivan Osiier, fenced in seven Olympics, won a silver medal in individual épée for Denmark at the 1912 Olympics, and won 25 Danish national championships in three weapons.[3][4]


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  2. ^ Findling, John E.; Pelle, Kimberly D. (1996). Historical Dictionary of the Modern Olympic Movement. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 64. ISBN 9780313284779. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
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  4. ^ http://users.skynet.be/hermandw/olymp/family.html