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