Robert Acke

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Alphonse•Acke
Used nameRobert•Acke
Born21 March 1890 in Kortrijk, West-Vlaanderen (BEL)
DiedAugust 1976 in Sint-Andries, West-Vlaanderen (BEL)
AffiliationsSEOB, (BEL)
NOC Belgium


Robert Acke was one of the top Belgian sabre fencers in the 1920s. A lieutenant, and later captain in the 6th and 4th regiments of the line infantry residing in Brugge (Bruges), Acke won the military sabre title in seven consecutive years spanning 1925 to 1932, and the national title in 1926, 1927 and 1930. A member of the national fencing delegation to the 1924 Paris Olympic Games, Acke competed in the individual event, but did not win a medal. He was also a member of the sabre team, but did not start in the event. In addition to military fencing clubs, he was also a member of a club in Brugge. He lived in Sint-Andries, near Brugge, until his death in 1976 aged 86.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing BEL Robert Acke
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6 p2 r1/3
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) Belgium DNS


Name previously given as Charles Acke, but this is not supported by contemporary sources.