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MARIA CERRA TISHMAN | 1918-2015: Olympian, charter member of U.S. Fencing Hall of Fame

Jan 27, 2015 - Chicago Sun-Times

PARAMUS, N.J. - Maria Cerra Tishman, a U.S. fencer who finished fourth in individual foil at the 1948 Olympics, has died. She was 96.

The Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home in Fair Lawn said she died Saturday at a health-care center in Paramus.

Competing as Maria Cerra at the London Games, she advanced through three preliminary rounds to reach the final eight. She missed the gold medal by two touches. She lost to Hungary's Ilona Elek, the eventual winner and champion at the previo...