Eugenia Escudero

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameEugenia•Escudero Lavat (-Beckhoff)
Used nameEugenia•Escudero
Born26 November 1914 in Ciudad de México (Mexico City), Ciudad de México (MEX)
Died18 January 2011 in Ensenada, Baja California (MEX)
Measurements168 cm
NOC Mexico


Eugenia Escuerdo was the daughter of Angel Escuerdo, then the master of arms at Mexico’s Military College. From her father she learned foil and sabre fencing, as well as rifle and pistol target shooting, and soon began winning local tournaments in all of these sports alongside her sisters Carolina and Esperanza. She began to garner national recognition and attended the 1932 Mexican Olympic fencing trials, where she finished first in the foil division. She was therefore selected to represent her native country at the 1932 Summer Olympics, where she lost all six of her bouts in the individual foil tournament and was eliminated in the first round. She was also bestowed the honor of carrying her nation’s flag in the opening ceremony of the Games. She retired from active competition in 1940, the same year that her father died, and married Hans Joseph Beckhoff Urcuyo, settling down to family life.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Fencing MEX Eugenia Escudero
Foil, Individual, Women (Olympic) 9 p1 r1/2

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1932 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony MEX Eugenia Escudero