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Thomas Sands

Full name: Thomas Jahn Sands
Gender: Male
Born: August 2, 1907 in Dayton, Ohio, United States
Died: November 5, 1984 in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, United States
Affiliations: Fencers Club, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Fencing

Biography

Thomas Sands was US Champion in épée in 1935 and 1937 and competed in that weapon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He represented the Fencers Club of New York, and attended the US Military Academy, class of 1929, where he won the 1927 Intercollegiate Fencing Association (IFA) title in 1927. He became a career military officer, eventually reaching the rank of Major General in 1952.

Sands was a member of the War Department General Staff during World War II. From 1952 until 1955, he was assistant chief of staff of the Allied Land Forces in Central Europe assigned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. He was chief of staff of the Eighth Army, commanding general of the Seventh Infantry Division and deputy commandant of the Armed Forces Staff College. He was an assistant chief of staff at Supreme Headquarter Allied Powers (Europe) in the early 1960s. Sands retired in 1966 as chief of the Army Audit Agency. His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal and the Legion of Merit with Bronze Star and Cluster. He also received honors from the British, French, Belgian and South Korean governments. Sands was elected to the US Fencing Hall of Fame in 1978.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing Men's Épée, Team United States USA 5T

Men's Épée, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MW ML BW BL TBW/TD IBW TD
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 4 1936-08-08 0 2 11 20
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 ITA 8, USA 4 4 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-08 Sands (USA) 3, Mangiarotti (ITA) 1 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-08 Sands (USA) 3, Riccardi (ITA) 0 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-08 Sands (USA) 3, Brusati (ITA) 1 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Cornaggia-Medici (ITA) 3, Sands (USA) 1 1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 SWE 9, USA 7 7 1
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Dyrssen (SWE) 3, Sands (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 1 1936-08-08 Sands (USA) 3, Drakenberg (SWE) 0 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Granfelt (SWE) 3, Sands (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Semi-Finals Pool Two 2 1936-08-08 Thofelt (SWE) 3, Sands (USA) 0 0
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1936-08-07 1 0 10 6
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 USA 10, TCH 6 10 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 2 1936-08-07 Klausnitzer (TCH) 3, Sands (USA) 2 2
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 Sands (USA) 3, Kunt (TCH) 1 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 Sands (USA) 3, Bergmann (TCH) 2 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Quarter-Finals Pool One 1 1936-08-07 Sands (USA) 3, Rais (TCH) 2 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 1 0 9 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 USA 9, DEN 3 9 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 2 1936-08-07 Christiansen (DEN) 3, Sands (USA) 2 2
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 Sands (USA) 3, Leidersdorff (DEN) 2 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 Sands (USA) 3, Schrøder (DEN) 2 3
1936 Summer 29 Berlin Fencing United States USA Round One Pool Two 1 1936-08-07 Sands (USA) 3, Sørensen (DEN) 0 3
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