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George Lambert

Full name: George Howard Lambert, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: September 1, 1928 in Hampton, Iowa, United States
Died: January 30, 2012 in River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

George Lambert graduated from Central High School in Sioux City, Iowa and then from the University of Minnesota in 1951. He then earned a Diplôme supérieure in clinical psychology from the University of Paris in 1953 and studied Japanese at the Sorbonne. He joined the US Army in 1953 and served in Korea and Japan until November 1955. Lambert started competing in modern pentathlon while in the Army and also competed for the US in team épée fencing at the 1959 World Championships.

Lambert became an expert on Japanese culture and wrote a book on the topic in Japanese in 1964. During five years in Japan he was the principal on a television series on Fuji TV in 1963-64, the Foreign Journalists Report on Japan Social Problems. He later became a contract interpreter in French and Japanese for the US State Department, and worked for 10 years as chief translator for Lyonnaise des Eaux, a French environmental engineering company in Paris. Lambert retired to River Falls, Wisconsin and wrote a play, “A Season for Vivaldi,” which was staged at Theatre West in Hollywood in 2012.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 5
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 2 Silver
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 18
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon Men's Team United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS T TP OP W S
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 5 4,693.0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 1 1,070.0 9:32 1,070.0 0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 17T 667.0 17
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 4 900.0 190
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 7 975.0 4:05.8
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States Running 15 1,081.0 14:33.2
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 18 4,540
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 2 1,165 8:05.0 1,165 0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Fencing 29 678 29
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 37 740 182
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 9 975 4:05.9
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States Running 27 982 15:06.0

Men's Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP AIP IP
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 2 13,482.0 4,693.0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 1 3,020.0 1,070.0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 4T 2,008.0 667.0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 2T 2,560.0 900.0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 2 2,780.0 975.0
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 5 3,114.0 1,081.0
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Final Standings 3 14,192 4,540
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Riding 4 3,228 1,165
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Fencing 3 2,402 678
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Shooting 2T 2,580 740
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Swimming 1T 3,000 975
1960 Summer 31 Roma Modern Pentathlon United States USA Running 7 2,982 982