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James Barrett

Full name: James Barrett
Gender: Male
Born: December 17, 1879 in Rahela, Ballyduff, Kerry, Ireland
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Ned Barrett.

Biography

John Barrett was an Irish member of the Polytechnic Harriers and the brother of the tug-of-war Olympic gold medalist, Ned. John Barrett was the Irish shot put champion seven times (IAAA - 1903, 1906-08, 1911; and GAA in 1902), and he won the AAA title in 1911 and 1923. He also briefly held the world record for the 28-lb. and 48-lb. shot put. At the 1908 Olympics he failed to do himself justice after an American competitor accidentally dropped a shot on his foot. His career was a policeman with the Royal Irish Constabulary.

Personal Best: SP – 13.88 (1904).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Shot Put Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style Great Britain GBR AC

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A AC

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group D AC