Edmond Poillot

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Edmond[note 1] Poillot, (28 January 1888 – 25 September 1910) was a French journalist, pioneer aviation pilot and amateur boxer. He competed in the men's featherweight event at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1][2]

Edmond Poillot
Edmond Poillot flying a Voisin biplane with a dog, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.jpg
Edmond Poillot flying a Voisin biplane with a dog, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Personal information
NationalityFrench
Born(1888-01-28)28 January 1888
Died25 September 1910(1910-09-25) (aged 22)
Sport
SportBoxing

Chief pilot at the Savary's aviation school in Chartres (Eure-et-Loir, France), he died in a plane crash on 25 September 1910, while on a flight with a pupil in the suburbs of the city.[3]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The given name of the French boxer Poillot is in fact Edmond, and not Étienne as he is sometimes called by mistake. The error stems from the fact that often only the initial of his given name was mentioned in newspaper articles.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Étienne Poillot Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Edmond Poillot". Olympedia. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  3. ^ "M. Poillot". Flight. II (Nº40). United Kingdom: Royal Aero Club. 1 October 1910. p. 807. ISSN 0015-3710. Retrieved 18 August 2020.