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Edgar Syers

Full name: Edgar Morris Wood Syers
Gender: Male
Born: March 18, 1863 in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Great Britain
Died: February 16, 1946 in Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, Great Britain
Affiliations: Prince's Skating Club, Knightsbridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Figure Skating

Related Olympians: Husband of Madge Syers.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Edgar Syers was a pioneer of British skating as both a skater and an official of the National Ice Skating Association.

He was influential in introducing a more fluid style of skating to his home country in contrast to the more rigid “English-style” skating.

Syers finished third (out of three competitors) in the 1899 World Championships and later the same year married [Madge Cave], a fellow skater twenty years his junior.

As husband, coach and skating partner he helped Madge develop into the outstanding female skater of her time and when she won the 1903 British Championship, which was open to both sexes, it was Edgar who placed second. The duo combined to win unofficial world pairs championships in 1902 and 1904 and a bronze medal at the1908 Olympics making Edgar the oldest figure skater to win an Olympic medal. After Madge died at an early age Edgar Syers married once more, this time to a woman 30 years younger than him.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 45 London Figure Skating Mixed Pairs Great Britain-2 GBR 3 Bronze

Mixed Pairs

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 45 London Figure Skating Great Britain-2 GBR Madge Syers Final Standings 3
1908 Summer 45 London Figure Skating Great Britain-2 GBR Madge Syers Final Standings Judge #1 2T
1908 Summer 45 London Figure Skating Great Britain-2 GBR Madge Syers Final Standings Judge #2 2T
1908 Summer 45 London Figure Skating Great Britain-2 GBR Madge Syers Final Standings Judge #3 3
1908 Summer 45 London Figure Skating Great Britain-2 GBR Madge Syers Final Standings Judge #4 3
1908 Summer 45 London Figure Skating Great Britain-2 GBR Madge Syers Final Standings Judge #5 3
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