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Charles Vigurs

Full name: Charles Alfred Vigurs
Gender: Male
Born: July 11, 1888 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: February 22, 1917 in Grenay, Pas-de-Calais, France
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Gymnastics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Charles Vigurs was an excellent exponent of the pommelled horse, and in 1908 helped the Birmingham Athletic Institute to take second place in the Adams Shield, for the International Teams Championship. However, he was a member of the winning team for the next three years, 1909-11. He took part in two Olympics, winning a team bronze at Stockholm in 1912, two years after taking part in the Brussels exhibition of athletics and gymnastics.

Shortly after the outbreak of the war, Vigurs enlisted into the newly formed 11th battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. The battalion was sent to France in July 1915 and after seeing action for more than 18 months, Charles Vigurs was to lose his life when killed by a shell.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 19 London Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Great Britain GBR 8
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Gymnastics Men's Team All-Around Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Team All-Around

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1908 Summer 19 London Gymnastics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 8 196
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Gymnastics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 36.90
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