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Claiborne Walker

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameClaiborne Jay•Walker
Used nameClaiborne•Walker
Born21 September 1899 in Walla Walla, Washington (USA)
Died26 April 1927 in Shanghai, Shanghai (CHN)
AffiliationsUS Navy, (USA)
NOC United States


Claiborne Walker competed in both individual and team sabre for the US at the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. He attended the US Naval Academy, graduating in 1917 and became a career Naval officer. In April 1927, while stationed aboard the destroyer McCormick in Shanghai Harbour, Walker took his own life via self-inflicted gunshot wounds.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Fencing USA Claiborne Walker
Sabre, Individual, Men (Olympic) =6 p3 r1/3
Sabre, Team, Men (Olympic) United States 5

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