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Robert Sears

Full name: Robert Wilson Sears
Gender: Male
Born: November 30, 1884 in Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: January 9, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: Washington Fencers Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing, Modern Pentathlon

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

The versatile Robert Sears excelled in every sport he tried – boxing, fencing, swimming, track and marksmanship. At West Point, he was captain of the Army team that won the IFA foil team title in 1908 and 1909, and in the latter year, shared individual honors with his teammate, Reginald Cocroft. At the 1936 Olympics, Sears was 36 years old, but still won a bronze medal in foil team, participated in the épée team event, and finished eighth in modern pentathlon. Sears spent most of his military career with the ordnance department. In World War II, he commanded the 35th Infantry during its sweep through France, despite the fact that at 60, he was the oldest combat soldier in the European theatre. He retired in 1946 with the rank of colonel.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Modern Pentathlon Men's Individual United States USA 7T
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Foil, Team United States USA 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 6

Men's Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS T
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Modern Pentathlon United States Final Standings 7T 51
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Modern Pentathlon United States Shooting 3 175
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Modern Pentathlon United States Swimming 8 5:56.2
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Modern Pentathlon United States Riding 11 11:54.2
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Modern Pentathlon United States Running 20

Men's Foil, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool 3 1920-08-17 2 2 22 42
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout D 2 1920-08-17 ITA 13, USA 3 3 2
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1920-08-17 FRA 14, USA 2 2 0
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout H 1 1920-08-17 USA 9, DEN 7 9 2
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout I 1 1920-08-17 USA 8, GBR 8 8 2

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML MT TBW/TD IBW
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool 6 1920-08-20 0 5 0
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout F 2 1920-08-20 BEL 8, USA 6 6
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout J 2 1920-08-20 FRA 12, USA 2 2
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Final Pool Team Bout O 2 1920-08-20 SUI 9, USA 7 7
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 3 1920-08-20 2 2
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Fencing United States USA Round One Pool One 1 1920-08-20 USA 8, GBR 7 8 3
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