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Martin Holt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMartin Drummond Vesey•Holt
Used nameMartin•Holt
Born13 January 1881 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died2 November 1956 in Bognor Regis, West Sussex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsLondon Fencing Club, London (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

The son of Sir Vesey Holt, Martin Holt was educated at Eton and then Trinity College, Cambridge. An accomplished fencer, and one of Britain’s most colourful épéeists, he made his international début in Paris in 1906, less than two years after taking up the sport. He went on to appear at five Olympic Games from 1908-28 and won a team épée silver medal in both 1908 and 1912. Holt was the British épée champion in 1920 and 1923, and represented Great Britain in the Thompson Trophy contest against the United States in 1923 and 1930, both held in London.

Holt was the managing director of bankers Glyn, Mills and Co., who later became part of the Royal Bank of Scotland group. In 1924 he was granted the Freedom of the City of London.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 8 Representing Great Britain    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Great Britain 2 Silver
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 8 Representing Great Britain    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Great Britain 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 7 p5 r1/4 Representing Great Britain    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Great Britain =7
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 11 p1 r2/4 Representing Great Britain    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Great Britain 4 p1 r2/4
1928 Summer Olympics Fencing Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 12 p1 r2/4 Representing Great Britain    
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic Great Britain 3 p5 r1/4