Eric Startin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEric Charles•Startin
Used nameEric•Startin
Born11 June 1882 in Putney, England (GBR)
Died1955 in Croydon, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


A member of the Sabre Club. Eric Startin was originally selected as a reserve for the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics, but eventually made it onto the sabre team. He finished a disappointing joint last in his opening pool, however, with just one bout win to his credit.

Startin worked on the London Stock Exchange and during World War I served with the 28th Batallion, County of London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles). He won the British War Medal and Victory Medal and later was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. After the War he improved considerably as a fencer but, despite reaching the final of the Sabre Championship on six occasions, never won the title.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing GBR Eric Startin
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) =7 p1 r1/3


Name previously given as Edward Startin, but this is not supported by contemporary sources.