Full name: James Jeffrey Barker
Born: November 6, 1892 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, Great Britain
Died: October 18, 1947 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Winner of the Midland Countries 100 y five times (1911-14, 1919) and twice the winner of the 220 y (1913-14), James Barker was only 19 years old when he ran in the 100 m at the 1912 Olympic Games. The following year he placed second to Willie Applegarth in the 100 y at the AAA Championships and later in 1913 claimed his most notable victory when he defeated Olympic relay gold medalists Vic d'Arcy and Applegarth over 100 m in Berlin.
Personal Bests: 100y – 10.2 (1913); 100 – 10.9 (1913); 220y – 23.4 (1913).
|1912 Summer||19||Stockholm||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Great Britain||GBR||AC h15r1/3|
|1912 Summer||19||Stockholm||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Fifteen||AC||DNF|