Jeux & médailles

Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Atlanta 1996 1996
Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Atlanta 1996 1996
#37 Fencing Sabre, Individual
#9 Fencing Sabre, Team
Barcelone 1992 1992
Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Barcelone 1992 1992
#9 Fencing Sabre, Team
Séoul 1988 1988
Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Séoul 1988 1988
#20 Fencing Sabre, Individual
#7 Fencing Sabre, Team
Los Angeles 1984 1984
Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Los Angeles 1984 1984
#3
Fencing Sabre, Individual
#6 Fencing Sabre, Team
Montréal 1976 1976
Jeux Résultats Sport Événement
Montréal 1976 1976
#=13 Fencing Sabre, Individual
#=7 Fencing Sabre, Team

Peter Jonathan WESTBROOK

États-Unis d'Amérique
Escrime
Taille
175 cm / 5'9''
Poids
73 kg / 160 livres
Date de naissance
16 avr. 1952 St. Louis, United States of America
Sexe
Masculin

Nombre de médailles

1 Médailles olympiques

Jeux Olympiques

5 Jeux Olympiques

Peter Jonathan WESTBROOK biographie

Peter Westbrook is a legend among American sabre fencers. He competed at five Olympics, from 1976-96, missing only the 1980 boycott year, and won an individual sabre bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He also competed at the Pan American Games from 1975-95, winning 11 medals, including three golds, highlighted by the individual sabre golds in 1983 and 1995. He competed at 11 World Championships between 1974-91, with a best individual finish of eighth in 1989. Westbrook won 13 US titles in sabre – 1974-75, 1979-86, 1988-89, and 1995, and was a 7-time champion at the US Olympic Festival.

Westbrook’s influence on the sport, however, went far beyond a list of his medals and titles. He is biracial, the product of an African-American father and Japanese mother who met during the Korean War, and was raised in poverty by his mother after his father left, but persevered in a sport usually associated with privilege. He eventually attended New York University, graduating with a degree in marketing in 1975, and would later flourish in the business world.

Near the end of his fencing career Westbrook established The Peter Westbrook Foundation, an organization devoted to using fencing to help develop life skills in young people from underserved communities, especially among New York City’s lower- and moderate-income youths. It has goals to teach young people good sportsmanship in addition to developing their critical thinking skills, strengthening their self-confidence, encouraging the maintenance of an active and healthy lifestyle and supporting academic achievement. The Peter Westbrook Foundation saw many of its goals reached at the 2000 Olympics when three graduates of the program competed in Sydney – Akhi Spencer-El, Keeth Smart, and his sister Erinn Smart. In 1997 Westbrook published his life’s story, Harnessing Anger: The Way of an American Fencer.

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