Thomas Wand-Tetley

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Thomas Wand-Tetley
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Born(1898-02-26)26 February 1898
Paignton, England
Died 4 February 1956(1956-02-04) (aged 57)
Sport
Sport Fencing, modern pentathlon

Thomas Wand-Tetley (26 February 1898 – 4 February 1956) was a British fencer and modern pentathlete. He competed at the 1920 and 1928 Summer Olympics. [1]

Fencing sport

Fencing is a group of three related combat sports. The three disciplines in modern fencing are the foil, the épée, and the sabre; winning points are made through the contact with an opponent. A fourth discipline, singlestick, appeared in the 1904 Olympics but was dropped after that, and is not a part of modern fencing. Fencing was one of the first sports to be played in the Olympics. Based on the traditional skills of swordsmanship, the modern sport arose at the end of the 19th century, with the Italian school having modified the historical European martial art of classical fencing, and the French school later refining the Italian system. There are three forms of modern fencing, each of which uses a different kind of weapon and has different rules; thus the sport itself is divided into three competitive scenes: foil, épée, and sabre. Most competitive fencers choose to specialize in one weapon only.

Modern pentathlon sport which combines fencing, swimming, show jumping, shooting and running

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References

  1. "Thomas Wand-Tetley Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 April 2010.