Charles Biscoe

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Referee
SexMale
Full nameCharles Henry (Karl Heinrich Remigius-)•Biscoe
Used nameCharles•Biscoe
Born28 June 1875 in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen (GER)
Died22 December 1948 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSalle Bertrand
NOC Great Britain

Biography

German-born Charles Biscoe won the British épée title in 1924, beating the defending champion Martin Holt into second place. Consequently, Biscoe went to Paris for the Olympics where he took part in the team and individual competitions. Having won England international honours, Biscoe travelled to New York with the Great Britain team to take on the United States for the Thompson Trophy in 1926 but was on the losing side. He appeared in his second Olympics in Amsterdam in 1928 and in 1934 was captain of the Great Britain team in the Thompson Trophy contest. It was his last international appearance.

Biscoe was a founding member of the Amateur Fencing Association, and served as an active member from 1902-39. He was honorary treasurer from 1926-28 and then honorary secretary until 1936 when he was elected a vice-president.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Charles Biscoe
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =7 p2 r3/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 4 p1 r2/4
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Charles Biscoe
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =10 p3 r2/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 p5 r1/4

Referee

Games Sport (Discipline) / Event NOC / Team Phase Unit Role As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Charles Biscoe
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Final Pool Judge
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Semi-Finals Pool 2 Judge
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) Round 1 Pool 3 Judge
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Charles Biscoe
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury President
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury President
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Standings Jury President
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Pool France — Portugal Jury President
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Final Pool Portugal — Belgium Jury President