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Edward Pitblado

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameEdward Bruce•Pitblado
Used nameEdward•Pitblado
Born23 February 1896 in Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)
Died2 December 1978 in Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN)
AffiliationsUniversity of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

A Scots-Canadian from Winnipeg Edward Pitblado served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and the Royal Flying Corps during World War One and later returned to Europe as a Rhodes Scholar to study at Oxford University. He played for Great Britain against Switzerland in 1921 and represented Oxford University at both ice hockey and lacrosse during his studies. Pitblado, a forward, scored a hat-trick in Great Britain’s first match of the Olympic Games against France and one against Belguim.

After completing his studies he returned to Canada and set up a law practice in Winnipeg. Pitblado served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War Two.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Great Britain 3 Bronze Representing Great Britain    

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