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Donald Thompson

Full name: Donald Gilkey Thompson
Gender: Male
Born: January 15, 1928 in Oakland, California, United States
Died: February 26, 2013
Affiliations: Chicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Donald Thompson was United States épée champion in 1953. He studied English at the University of Chicago and later became a professor of English and chairman of the department of English at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago. He also pioneered the English for Credit Program on WTTW in Chicago. Thompson received the Univ. of Chicago Amos Alonzo Stagg Award as a scholar-athlete. He was a life-member of the Art Institute of Chicago and a fan of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 3 p4 r2/4

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW
1948 Summer 20 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 3 1948-08-06 0 2 11 17
1948 Summer 20 London Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool Four 2 1948-08-06 BEL 9, USA 5 5 0
1948 Summer 20 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1948-08-05 1 0 9 5
1948 Summer 20 London Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Three 1 1948-08-05 USA 9, FIN 5 9 3