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Ian Bowditch

Full name: Ian Walter John Bowditch
Gender: Male
Height: 6-1 (186 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: March 9, 1939 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Died: February 25, 2008 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Ian Bowditch fenced team épée for Australia at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He competed in fencing while a student at Melbourne University, where he studied law. He and his brother, Bruce, both were awarded Full Blues as fencers. After serving in the Australian Air Force, Ian Bowditch worked for the Crown Solicitors Office in Brisbane, and continued to compete in fencing at Brisbane University. After the Tokyo Olympics he was a junior at a Country Legal Practice in Rochester, but soon left to work for the Australian government in Nauru, where he was a legal officer and helped draft the constitution for the country before their independence. He was married in Nauru but he and his wife returned to Australia in 1970, where he started a small legal practice in Elsternwick. He also lectured at the Footscray Institute of Technology. He joined the bar in November 1983, and stayed at the bar until 2003, when illness forced him to stop practicing.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Fencing Men's Épée, Team Australia AUS 3 p2 r1/5

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 3 1964-10-20 0 2 6 20
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-20 AUT 11, AUS 3 3 0
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-20 Losert (AUT) 5, Bowditch (AUS) 1 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-20 Polzhuber (AUT) 5, Bowditch (AUS) 2 2
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-20 Leyrer (AUT) 5, Bowditch (AUS) 0 0
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Fencing Australia AUS Round One Pool Two 2 1964-10-20 Trost (AUT) 5, Bowditch (AUS) 3 3
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