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Edgar Seligman

Biographical information

Medals OG IG
Gold 0 0
Silver 2 1
Bronze 0 0
Total 2 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameEdgar Isaac•Seligman
Used nameEdgar•Seligman
Born14 April 1867 in San Francisco, California (USA)
Died27 September 1958 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements174 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsBritish Fencing Association, London (GBR) / Salle Bertrand, London (GBR) / McPherson's School of Arms, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Although he made his Olympic debut at age 39, Edgar Seligman’s Olympic career still lasted for 5 Olympics. Seligman was a strong fencer on all three weapons, and is in fact the only person to have won the British title in each weapon at least twice: épée (1904, 1906), foil (1906, 1907) and sabre (1923, 1924). In the Olympics, Seligman excelled in the épée, winning three consecutive team silvers wit the British team between 1906 and 1912, and taking 6th individually in 1912. From 1912 to 1924, he served as the team captain of the British fencing team.

The jewish fencer was also an accomplished painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy and the Fine Art Society in London. He also entered works in the Olympic art competitions of the 1928 and 1932 Games. His brother was Brigadier General Herbert Seligman.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Fencing GBR Edgar Seligman
Foil, Individual, Men (Intercalated) 3 p3 r1/3
Épée, Individual, Men (Intercalated) AC p1 r2/3
Épée, Team, Men (Intercalated) Great Britain 2 Silver
1908 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Edgar Seligman
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =4 p12 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Edgar Seligman
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) 6
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Edgar Seligman
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 4 p8 r1/3
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 5
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain =7
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Edgar Seligman
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) AC r5/5
Foil, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 p3 r2/4
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) AC p1 r2/3
1928 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GBR Edgar Seligman
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC
Painting, Paintings, Open (Olympic) AC
1932 Summer Olympics Art Competitions GBR Edgar Seligman
Painting, Unknown Event, Open (Olympic) AC