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Brooks Parker

Full name: Joseph Brooks Bloodgood Parker
Gender: Male
Born: December 25, 1889 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 30, 1951 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Brooks Parker came from a prominent mainline Philadelphia family, and graduated with a BS degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1911, captaining the fencing team in his senior year. He then joined the New York insurance firm of Chubb & Son in 1911, serving until he entered the service for World War I. During the war he was assistant director of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance in the US Treasury. He later served as assistant secretary-general to the Pan-American Financial Conference in Washington in 1915, and assistant secretary of the US delegation to the International High Commission on the Uniformity of Air Laws Conference in Buenos Aires in 1916. He also served as a pilot during the war, ending his commission as a lieutenant. In 1924, Parker formed Parker & Co., an aviation and general insurance firm, and he served as senior partner throughout his life. Brooks Parker was a pioneer in establishing the airline industry in the United States, and was a director and consultant for numerous airline companies. As an athlete, Parker competed in two Olympic Games (1920/24) as a fencer, after captaining the Penn fencing team his senior year. After he stopped competing as a fencer, he developed an interest in equestrian sports. In 1947 he formed a group trying to obtain the 1952 Olympic Games for Philadelphia. While that did not materialize, he was named to the IOC in 1950, only to die one year later.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Foil, Individual United States USA 6T p4 r1/3
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Sabre, Individual United States USA 6 p2 r2/3
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 5
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing Men's Sabre, Team United States USA 4 p1 r2/4

Men's Foil, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 6T 1920-08-17 3 5

Men's Sabre, Individual

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BW BL
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 6 1920-08-25 1 5
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Four 4 1920-08-25 4 3

Men's Sabre, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML TBW/TD IBW BW BL TD
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool 5 1920-08-24 3 4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout 3 2 1920-08-24 ITA 13, USA 3 3 1
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout 8 2 1920-08-24 FRA 10, USA 5 5 1
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout 21 2 1920-08-24 BEL 11, USA 5 5 0
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout 23 1 1920-08-24 USA 9, GBR 7 9 4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout 24 1 1920-08-24 USA 10, DEN 6 10 3
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Standings 5 1920-08-24
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 4 1924-07-13 0 2 6 26
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 HUN 14, USA 2 2 1
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Uhlyárik (HUN) 4, Parker (USA) 0 0
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Rády (HUN) 4, Parker (USA) 0 0
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1924-07-13 Parker (USA) 4, Széchy (HUN) 3 4
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 von Tersztyánszky (HUN) 4, Parker (USA) 3 3
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 ITA 12, USA 4 4 1
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Sarrocchi (ITA) 4, Parker (USA) 3 3
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Balzarini (ITA) 4, Parker (USA) 3 3
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1924-07-13 Bertinetti (ITA) 4, Parker (USA) 1 1
1924 Summer 34 Paris Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1924-07-13 Parker (USA) 4, Moricca (ITA) 3 4