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Eugenia Escudero

Full name: Eugenia Escudero Lavat (-Beckhoff)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Born: November 26, 1914 in Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Died: January 18, 2011 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Country: MEX Mexico
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Eugenia Escuerdo was the daughter of Angel Escuerdo, then the master of arms at Mexico’s Military College. From her father she learned foil and sabre fencing, as well as rifle and pistol target shooting, and soon began winning local tournaments in all of these sports alongside her sisters Carolina and Esperanza. She began to garner national recognition and attended the 1932 Mexican Olympic fencing trials, where she finished first in the foil division. She was therefore selected to represent her native country at the 1932 Summer Olympics, where she lost all six of her bouts in the individual foil tournament and was eliminated in the first round. She was also bestowed the honor of carrying her nation’s flag in the opening ceremony of the Games. She retired from active competition in 1940, the same year that her father died, and married Hans Joseph Beckhoff Urcuyo, settling down to family life.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Women's Foil, Individual Mexico MEX 9 p1 r1/2

Women's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL TG TR TD
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 9 1932-08-02 0 6 11 30
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1932-08-02 Addams (BEL) 5, Escudero (MEX) 0 0
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1932-08-02 Bogen-Bogáti (HUN) 5, Escudero (MEX) 2 2
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1932-08-02 Müller-Preis (AUT) 5, Escudero (MEX) 2 2
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1932-08-02 Butler (GBR) 5, Escudero (MEX) 2 2
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1932-08-02 Locke (USA) 5, Escudero (MEX) 2 2
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1932-08-02 Klint (DEN) 5, Escudero (MEX) 2 2
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Fencing Mexico MEX Round One Pool One 2 1932-08-02 Archibald (CAN) 5, Escudero (MEX) 1 1