Bert Pelling

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbert Edward "Bert"•Pelling
Used nameBert•Pelling
Born18 October 1903 in Wandsworth, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died1977 in Bournemouth, Bournemouth, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Bert Pelling won the British Épée Championship in 1933 and 1934, and having represented Great Britain in the two Olympics either side of World War II, won the British title for a third time in 1951. His son John won the same title in 1961 and 1965, and also competed in two Olympics, 1960 and 1964, winning an épée team silver in the first of those two Games. Bert Pelling was still competing in the British Championships in 1960, (along with his son), more than 35 years after he first challenged for the épée title.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Bert Pelling
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 p4 r2/4
1948 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Bert Pelling
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5 p3 r2/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 4 p2 r2/4

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