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Sherman Hall

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSherman•Hall
Used nameSherman•Hall
Born11 May 1885 in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA)
Died20 July 1954 in Poughkeepsie, New York (USA)
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Sherman Hall competed in fencing at the 1912 Olympics, representing the New York Athletic Club. He also made the team for the 1920 Olympics, but was unable to make the trip. Hall was AFLA foil champion in 1912, 1917, 1919, and 1920, and won the national sabre title in 1915-16 and 1920. He was the dominant US fencer of the years surrounding World War I. The US Championship trophy for team sabre is named in his honor and presented in his memory.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Sherman Hall
Foil, Individual, Men (Olympic) 3 p4 r3/4
Épée, Individual, Men (Olympic) =4 p4 r1/4
Épée, Team, Men (Olympic) United States =9