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Douglas Dexter

Full name: Arthur Bernard Douglas Dexter (Marks-)
Gender: Male
Born: January 5, 1887 in Eastbourne, East Sussex, Great Britain
Died: September 21, 1937 in Middlesex, Unknown, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Arthur Bernard Douglas Marks was the son of a London portrait painter whose chosen profession was as a schoolteacher. But it was as a magician, using the name Douglas Dexter, that he became better known, and in 1928 he appeared at Windsor Castle before King George V. Dexter appeared in several Royal Variety Performances and was also appointed vice-president of the Magic Circle.

Dexter was also an excellent fencer, winning the US outdoor épée title in 1934 and was twice runner-up in the British championship. In 1934 Dexter also won the Thompson Trophy, the biennial challenge match between the US and Great Britain. He also represented Great Britain in the individual and team épée events at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In June 1937, three months before his death, Dexter reached the final of the National épée championship despite not being fully recovered from a bad bout of influenza and he was still ill when he was part of the British team at the World Championships at Paris a month later. His health deteriorated whilst in Paris and upon his return he was hospitalised at the Middlesex Hospital where he died.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Men's Épée, Individual Great Britain GBR 9 p3 r1/4
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Men's Épée, Team Great Britain GBR 3 p4 r2/4

Men's Épée, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TR TD
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 9 1936-08-09 1 0 19
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Granfelt (SWE) 3, Dexter (GBR) 1 1
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 du Monceau de Bergendael (BEL) 3, Dexter (GBR) 2 2
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Knutzen (NOR) 3, Dexter (GBR) 2 2
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Boulad (EGY) 3, Dexter (GBR) 1 1
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Heiss (USA) 3, Dexter (GBR) 1 1
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-09 Dulieux (FRA) 3, Dexter (GBR) 2 2
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-09 Dexter (GBR) 3, Duret (SUI) 1 3

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 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 3 1936-08-07 0 2 9 17
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 POL 8, GBR 3 3 1
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1936-08-07 Szempliński (POL) 3, Dexter (GBR) 0 0
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four NC 1936-08-07 Karwicki (POL) Not contested, Dexter (GBR) Not contested
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1 1936-08-07 Dexter (GBR) 3, Kantor (POL) 1 3
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Pool Four 1T 1936-08-07 Zaczyk (POL) 3, Dexter (GBR) 3 3
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-07 1 0 12 2
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-07 GBR 12, CHI 2 12 2
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 2 1936-08-07 Moreno (CHI) 3, Dexter (GBR) 1 1
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 1T 1936-08-07 Dexter (GBR) 3, Barros (CHI) 3 3
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-07 Dexter (GBR) 3, Romero (CHI) 0 3
1936 Summer 49 Berlin Fencing Great Britain GBR Round One Pool Three 1 1936-08-07 Dexter (GBR) 3, Barraza (CHI) 0 3
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