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Olympic Games: medalists for Great Britain

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This page lists Olympic medalists for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In Olympic competition, the team has always used the official name Great Britain rather than United Kingdom.

This list includes British and Irish competitors who came first, second or third place while competing for mixed teams. Mixed teams of competitors from different nations were allowed at the 1896, 1900 and 1904 Olympics.

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Athens, 1896

Ten competitors represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland at the first modern Olympics in 1896. Winners were not given gold medals. Instead, silver medals were given for first place, copper medals for second, and no medals for third. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has since retrospectively allocated gold, silver and bronze medals to these competitors in line with current practice.

Competitor Status Result & event
John Boland Connected 1st place - Tennis, Singles
1st place - Tennis, Doubles (mixed team)
Launceston Elliot Not connected 1st place - Weightlifting, One hand lift
2nd place - Weightlifting, Two hand lift
Grantley Goulding Connected 2nd place - Athletics, 110m hurdles
Frederick Keeping Connected 2nd place - Cycling, 12 hour race
Edward Battell
Wikipedia
No profile 3rd place - Cycling, Road race
Charles Gmelin Connected 3rd place - Athletics, 400m
George Robertson Not connected 3rd place – Tennis Doubles (mixed team)

Paris, 1900

102 competitors represented Great Britain at the 1900 Olympics. For most events, winners were given cups or trophies, or in some cases a silver medal for first place and a bronze medal for second. The IOC has retrospectively allocated gold, silver and bronze medals for first, second and third places in line with current practice.

Competitor Status Result & event
Charles Bennett Not connected 1st place - Athletics, Men's 1500m
1st place - Athletics, 5000m team race (mixed team)
2nd place - Athletics, 4000m steeplechase
Charlotte Cooper Not connected 1st place - Tennis, Women's singles
1st place - Tennis, Mixed doubles
Lawrence Doherty Not connected 1st place - Tennis, Men's doubles
1st place - Tennis, Men's singles
3rd place - Tennis, Mixed doubles (mixed team)
Reginald Doherty Not connected 1st place - Tennis, Men's doubles
1st place - Tennis, Mixed doubles
3rd place – Tennis, Men's singles
John Jarvis Not connected 1st place -Swimming, 1000m freestyle
1st place - Swimming, 4000m freestyle
John Rimmer Not connected 1st place - Athletics, 4000m steeplechase
1st place - Athletics, 5000m team race (mixed team)
Sidney Robinson Not connected 1st place - Athletics, 5000m team race (mixed team)
2nd place - Athletics, 2500m steeplechase
3rd place – Athletics, 4000m steeplechase
Alfred Tysoe Not connected 1st place - Athletics, 800m
1st place - Athletics, 5000m team race (mixed team)
Lorne Currie
Wikipedia
No profile 1st place - Sailing, Open class
1st place - Sailing, .5 to 1 ton
John Gretton Not connected 1st place - Sailing, Open class
1st place - Sailing, .5 to 1 ton
Linton Hope Not connected 1st place - Sailing, Open class
1st place - Sailing, .5 to 1 ton
Algernon Maudslay Not connected 1st place - Sailing, Open class
1st place - Sailing, .5 to 1 ton
Howard Taylor Not connected 1st place - Sailing, 3 to 10 ton
Edward Hore Not connected 1st place - Sailing, 3 to 10 ton
3rd place – Sailing, 10 to 20 ton
Harry Jefferson Not connected 1st place - Sailing, 3 to 10 ton
Devon and Somerset Wanderers Cricket Team (Wikipedia) 1st place - Cricket, 2-day, 12 men
Upton Park F.C. (Wikipedia) 1st place - Football
Osbourne Swimming Club (Wikipedia) 1st place - Water Polo
Denis St George Daly Connected 1st place - Polo (mixed team)
Alfred Rawlinson Not connected 1st place - Polo (mixed team)
William Exshaw Connected 1st place - Sailing, 2-3 ton (race 1) (mixed team)
1st place - Sailing, 2-3 ton (race 2) (mixed team)
Patrick Leahy
Wikipedia
No profile 2nd place - Athletics, High jump
3rd place – Athletics, Long jump
Harold Mahony Connected 2nd place - Tennis, Men's singles
2nd place - Tennis, Mixed doubles (mixed team)
3rd place – Tennis, Men's doubles
Walter Rutherford
Wikipedia
No profile 2nd place - Golf, Men's individual
Moseley Wanderers (Wikipedia) 2nd place - Rugby Union
Frederick Freake Not connected 2nd place - Polo (mixed team)
Walter Buckmaster Not connected 2nd place - Polo (mixed team)
St George Ashe Not connected 3rd place – Rowing, Single sculls
Peter Kemp
Wikipedia
No profile 3rd place – Swimming, 200m obstacle
Arthur Norris
Wikipedia
No profile 3rd place – Tennis, Men's singles
3rd place – Tennis, Men's doubles
David Robertson
Wikipedia
No profile 3rd place – Golf, Men's individual
Frederick Agnew Gill Connected 3rd place - Polo (mixed team)
Archibald Warden Not connected 3rd place - Tennis, mixed doubles (mixed team)

St Louis, 1904

Great Britain did not send a team to the 1904 Olympics. The IOC classifies three Irish competitors as having represented Great Britain. For the first time, gold, silver, and bronze medals were given for first, second, and third places.

Competitor Status Result & event
Tom Kiely
Wikipedia
Gold - Athletics, Men's all-around
John Daly
Wikipedia
Silver - Athletics, Men's 2590 m steeplechase





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