Edgar Morris Wood Syers (18 March 1863 – 16 February 1946) was a British figure skater who competed in both singles and pair skating. As a singles skater, he won the bronze medal at the 1899 World Championships. At age 45, he competed with his wife Madge Syers at the 1908 London Summer Olympics, coming in last but winning the bronze as only three pairs competed in this event,[1] became the oldest figure skating Olympic medalist. He was also a figure skating coach.[2]

Edgar Syers
Madge and Edgar Syers at the 1908 Olympics.
Personal information
Country represented United Kingdom
Born(1863-03-18)18 March 1863
Brighton, East Sussex, England
Died16 February 1946(1946-02-16) (aged 82)
Maidenhead, Berkshire, England
PartnerMadge Syers
Skating clubPrince's Skating Club
Medal record
Representing  United Kingdom
Men's Figure skating
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1899 Davos Men's singles
Representing  United Kingdom
Pairs Figure skating
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Pairs

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Men's singles Edit

Event 1899
World Championships 3rd

Pairs Edit

Event 1908
Summer Olympic Games 3rd

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Citations Edit

  1. ^ "Figure Skating - Pairs London 1908". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Edgar Syers". Olympedia. Retrieved 26 March 2021.

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