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Edgar Bacon

Full name: Edgar Hugh Bacon
Gender: Male
Born: October 9, 1887 in Camberwell, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: December 16, 1963 in Christchurch, Dorset, Great Britain
Affiliations: London Amateur Wrestling Club, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Wrestling

Related Olympians: Brother of Ernest Bacon; Brother of Stanley Bacon.

Biography

The second oldest of the five wrestling sons of a Camberwell insurance agent, Edgar Bacon competed at the four Olympic Games between 1908 and 1924. His older brother [Stanley], competed alongside him in the first three of those Games whilst a younger brother [Ernest] took part in the 1924 Games meaning there were two Bacon brothers in each of those four Olympics. Stanley, who won the middleweight gold medal in 1908, was the only one of the three to win a medal. All three, along with another brother Cecil, won British titles with Edgar winning the light-heavyweight title in 1924, 1925 and 1927 and in that latter year he also won the middleweight title. Edgar Bacon was employed as a private chauffeur and thus maintained his amateur wrestling status, enabling him to compete in the first Commonwealth Games (then known as the British Empire Games) in which he won a silver medal in the light-heavyweight division.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Great Britain GBR 9T
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 5T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Middleweight A, Greco-Roman Great Britain GBR AC r2/8
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 9T
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 11

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #2 2 Eriksen (DEN) fall (9:30), Bacon (GBR)
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #4 AC 1908-07-20 Bacon (GBR)

Men's Middleweight A, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #5 2 1912-07-08 Asikainen (FIN) fall (23:42), Bacon (GBR)

Men's Welterweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #1 2 1924-07-12 Stockton (CAN) decision, Bacon (GBR)
1924 Summer 36 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 AC 1924-07-11 Bacon (GBR)

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #3 2 1908-07-21 de Relwyskow (GBR) fall (6:30), Bacon (GBR)
1908 Summer 20 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #5 1 1908-07-21 Bacon (GBR) fall (1:55), Bradshaw (GBR)
1920 Summer 32 Antwerpen Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #1 2 1920-08-26 Penttala (FIN) decision, Bacon (GBR)
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