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David Acfield

Full name: David Laurence Acfield
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: July 24, 1947 in Chelmsford, Essex, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Fencing

Biography

A graduate in history from Cambridge University, David Acfield was British sabre champion between 1969 and 1972 and took a team gold with England at the 1970 Commonwealth Games. From 1966 onwards he combined his fencing with appearances, as an amateur (to protect his Olympic status), for Essex in English cricket’s County Championship. After the Munich Games he accepted a professional contract and continued to play cricket for Essex until 1986. An off-spin bowler, his ineptitude at batting cost him international honours. On his retirement he became an administrator with the England and Wales Cricket Board and later chairman of Essex CCC.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Great Britain GBR 7T
1972 Summer 25 München Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Great Britain GBR 3 p3 r1/4

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Final Pool 8 1968-10-21 0 2 3 18
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round One 2 1968-10-21 URS 9, GBR 1 1 0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round One 2 1968-10-21 Vinokurov (URS) , Acfield (GBR)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round One NC 1968-10-21 Rakita (URS) Not contested, Acfield (GBR) Not contested
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round One 2 1968-10-21 Sidyak (URS) , Acfield (GBR)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round One NC 1968-10-21 Nazlymov (URS) Not contested, Acfield (GBR) Not contested
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round Two 2 1968-10-21 POL 9, GBR 2 2 0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round Two NC 1968-10-21 Sobczak (POL) Not contested, Acfield (GBR) Not contested
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round Two 2 1968-10-21 Pawłowski (POL) , Acfield (GBR)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round Two 2 1968-10-21 Nowara (POL) , Acfield (GBR)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Round Two NC 1968-10-21 Kawecki (POL) Not contested, Acfield (GBR) Not contested
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-20 1 1 12 14
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-20 URS 9, GBR 1 1 0
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-20 Fajardo (MEX) , Acfield (GBR)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-20 Chapela (MEX) , Acfield (GBR)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-20 Acfield (GBR) , Abaunza (MEX)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-20 Acfield (GBR) , Calderón (MEX)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-20 GBR 11, MEX 5 11 2
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-20 Acfield (GBR) , Chapela (MEX)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-20 Abaunza (MEX) , Acfield (GBR)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 1 1968-10-20 Acfield (GBR) , Calderón (MEX)
1968 Summer 21 Ciudad de México Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool One 2 1968-10-20 Fajardo (MEX) , Acfield (GBR)
1972 Summer 25 München Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 3 1972-09-03 0 2 9 23
1972 Summer 25 München Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1972-09-03 URS 10, GBR 6 6 0
1972 Summer 25 München Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1972-09-03 Vinokurov (URS) 5, Acfield (GBR) 2 2
1972 Summer 25 München Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1972-09-03 Rakita (URS) 5, Acfield (GBR) 4 4
1972 Summer 25 München Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1972-09-03 Bazhenov (URS) 5, Acfield (GBR) 1 1
1972 Summer 25 München Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1972-09-03 Sidyak (URS) 5, Acfield (GBR) 1 1