Ernest Blount

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErnest John•Blount
Used nameErnest•Blount
Born3 December 1885 in Paddington, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died23 April 1966 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsLondon Amateur Wrestling Society, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Ernest Blount of the London Amateur Wrestling Society was one of five members of his club to participate in the lightweight class of Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1908 Olympics in London. Receiving a bye in the first round, he lost his sole match in a fall in the second round to eventual bronze medal runner-up Gunnar Persson of Sweden. Like his father, Blount was a house builder by profession and a longtime resident of Willesden, London.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR Ernest Blount
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) =9


Name previously listed as "Edward Blount"; this is incorrect as per his entry form.