Fencing at the 1930 Women's World Games

Fencing was one of the sports at the at the 1930 Women's World Games. It took place at the Letná Stadium in Prague on 8 September 1930. Six fencers from three nations entered for the foil competition. However the German world champion Helene Mayer could not participate because she was ill.[1][2][3]

Fencing (foil)
at the 1930 Women's World Games
VenueLetná Stadium
  • 8 September
Competitors5 from 3 nations
gold medal    Germany
silver medal    Hungary
bronze medal    Germany

A total of 20 matches were played.

The competition was won by the German Erna Sondheim, who had won four matches. Hungarian Ilona Elek finished second. She had also won five matches but she had scored 28 touches versus the 29 of Sondheim. The German Kathe Cassel finished third having won four matches.


Rank Fencer Nation Wins TS TR
  Erna Sondheim   Germany 5 29 13
  Ilona Elek   Hungary 5 28 13
  Kathe Cassel / Kassel   Germany 4
4 Margit Elek   Hungary 4
5 Bergärd   Czechoslovakia 2


  1. "Derde vrouwenwereldspelen te Praag. Het schermen". De Tijd (in Dutch). 9 September 1930. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. "Onze dames blinken uit". De avondpost (in Dutch). 9 September 1930. Retrieved 20 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  3. DROZDEK-MAàOLEPSZA, Teresa (2014). "Women's World Games (1922–1934)" (PDF). Akademii im. Jana Dáugosza w CzĊstochowie. p. 67. Retrieved 2 July 2022.