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George Breed

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorge Horace•Breed
Used nameGeorge•Breed
Born14 July 1876 in Louisville, Kentucky (USA)
Died24 June 1956 in New York, New York (USA)
Measurements168 cm
AffiliationsFencers Club, New York (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

George Breed won the Intercollegiate Fencing Association (IFA) title in 1899 and led Harvard to the team title that year. He later won the Amateur Fencers League of America (AFLA) titles in foil and épée in 1911. At the 1908 AFLA Championships he won bronze medals in foil, épée, and 3-weapon, while in 1909 he won silver medals in foil and 3-weapon and another bronze in épée. Breed was captain of the 1912 US Olympic fencing team. He fenced both foil and épée at the 1912 and 1924 Olympics. Breed was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1972.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Individual, Men Olympic 4 p16 r1/4 Representing United States    
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic =4 p5 r2/4
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic United States =9
1924 Summer Olympics Fencing Foil, Team, Men Olympic United States 3 p2 r2/4 Representing United States    
  Épée, Individual, Men Olympic 10 p2 r2/4
  Épée, Team, Men Olympic United States 3 p1 r3/4

Errata

Date of birth previously seen as 1886.