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Don Collinge

Full name: Frank Donald "Don" Collinge
Gender: Male
Born: October 14, 1909 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: June 7, 1944 in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: ?, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Ontario native Don Collinge of the Toronto Sword Club became the Canadian national foil and sabre champion in 1936, a distinction that earned him a trip to that year’s Summer Olympics as a member of his country’s fencing delegation. There he competed in the team events for all three disciplines, as well as the individual foil and sabre tournaments, but advanced to the quarter-finals only once, as a member of the épée team, which was eliminated at that stage. The following year he was runner-up at the Canadian national championships in the sabre division, losing out to his Olympic teammate George Tully, who also won the épée and foil titles. In 1938 Tully captured the three championships once again, leaving Collinge in second, fourth, and fifth in sabre, épée, and foil respectively. Collinge continued to fence competitively until Canada’s entry into World War II, at which point he entered active duty as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Eventually obtaining the rank of Flying Officer, he died in a flying accident (possibly brought on by friendly fire) while serving as a navigator in the early morning hours of June 7, 1944 and was buried in the United Kingdom.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Men's Foil, Individual Canada CAN 7 p8 r1/5
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Men's Foil, Team Canada CAN 3 p4 r1/4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Men's Épée, Team Canada CAN 4 p4 r2/4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual Canada CAN 6 p7 r1/4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Men's Sabre, Team Canada CAN 3 p6 r1/4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Eight 7 1936-08-05 0 5 12 25
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Eight 2 1936-08-05 Gardère (FRA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 3 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Eight 2 1936-08-05 Eisenecker (GER) 5, Collinge (CAN) 1 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Eight 2 1936-08-05 Alessandroni (USA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 3 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Eight 2 1936-08-05 Bartlett (GBR) 5, Collinge (CAN) 4 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Eight 2 1936-08-05 Vasilev (BUL) 5, Collinge (CAN) 1 1

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 3 1936-08-02 0 2 3 29
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 GER 15, CAN 1 1 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 Heim (GER) 5, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 Casmir (GER) 5, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 Eisenecker (GER) 5, Collinge (CAN) 4 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 Lerdon (GER) 5, Collinge (CAN) 3 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 GBR 14, CAN 2 2 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 Pearce (GBR) 5, Collinge (CAN) 1 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 Bartlett (GBR) 5, Collinge (CAN) 1 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 2 1936-08-02 Lloyd (GBR) 5, Collinge (CAN) 0 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Four 1 1936-08-02 Collinge (CAN) 5, Tredgold (GBR) 4 5

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 4 1936-08-07 0 2 11 21
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 FRA 9, CAN 3 3 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 Schmetz (FRA) 3, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1936-08-07 Collinge (CAN) 3, Buchard (FRA) 1 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 Pécheux (FRA) 3, Collinge (CAN) 0 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1936-08-07 Collinge (CAN) 3, Cattiau (FRA) 2 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 POL 8/36, CAN 8/35 8/35 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 Franz (POL) 3, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 Szempliński (POL) 3, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 Karwicki (POL) 3, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 Kantor (POL) 3, Collinge (CAN) 0 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-07 1 1 13 18
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-07 GER 11, CAN 5 5 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-07 Röthig (GER) 3, Collinge (CAN) 1 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-07 Collinge (CAN) 3, Geiwitz (GER) 1 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-07 Collinge (CAN) 3, Schröder (GER) 1 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-07 Collinge (CAN) 3, Lerdon (GER) 1 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-07 CAN 8, BRA 7 8 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-07 de Oliveira (BRA) 3, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1T 1936-08-07 Collinge (CAN) 3, de Aguilar (BRA) 3 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-07 Collinge (CAN) 3, Dunham (BRA) 0 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-07 Collinge (CAN) 3, Vagnotti (BRA) 0 3

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 6 1936-08-14 2 5 20 33
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-14 Huffman (USA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 1 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-14 Frass von Friedenfeldt (TCH) 5, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-14 de la Fuente (URU) 5, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-14 Wahl (GER) 5, Collinge (CAN) 3 3
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 2 1936-08-14 Botasis (GRE) 5, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-14 Collinge (CAN) 5, de la Guardia (CRC) 4 5
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Seven 1 1936-08-14 Collinge (CAN) 5, Sørensen (DEN) 4 5

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 3 1936-08-12 0 2 4 28
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 ITA 15, CAN 1 1 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 Masciotta (ITA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 1 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 Montano (ITA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 1 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 Tanzini (ITA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 4 4
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 Pinton (ITA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 1 1
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 FRA 13, CAN 3 3 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 Piot (FRA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 0 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 Faure (FRA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 2 2
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 Gramain (FRA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 0 0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Fencing Canada CAN Round One Pool Six 2 1936-08-12 Gardère (FRA) 5, Collinge (CAN) 2 2