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Ned Barrett

Full name: Edward "Ned" Barrett
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 218 lbs (99 kg)
Born: November 3, 1877 in Rahela, Ballyduff, Kerry, Ireland
Affiliations: City of London Police
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Wrestling, Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Related Olympians: Brother of James Barrett.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

After winning an Olympic gold medal in 1908 as a member of the City of London Police Tug-of-War team, Edward Barrett won a bronze medal in the heavyweight freestyle wrestling. He also competed in the shot, discus, and javelin at the 1908 Games but wrestling was undoubtedly his premier sport and he was the British heavyweight freestyle champion in 1908 and 1911. Barrett also competed in the Greco-Roman style wrestling events at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics but lost in the early rounds on each occasion. In addition, he won an All-Ireland title for hurling as a member of the London team that beat Cork in the 1901 All-Ireland final. As of 2013 this is the only instance where the championship has been won a team from outside Ireland. In July 1914, Barrett resigned from the City of London Police and there is no trace of him in sporting circles after that date.

Personal Bests\: SP – 12.89 (42-3½) (1908); DT – 32.66 (107-2) (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 30 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR 1 Gold
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Great Britain GBR 5T
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Men's Shot Put Great Britain GBR 5
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle Great Britain GBR AC
1912 Summer 34 Stockholm Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Great Britain GBR AC r3/7

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 30 London Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-07-17 London City Police-1 2, K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 0
1908 Summer 30 London Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-07-18 London City Police-1 2, Liverpool Police Team-2 0

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 2 1908-07-21 Payr (HUN) fall (4:37), Barrett (GBR)
1912 Summer 34 Stockholm Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round Two Match #7 AC 1912-07-09 Barrett (GBR)
1912 Summer 34 Stockholm Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #7 2 1912-07-09 Jensen (DEN) fall (46:30), Barrett (GBR)

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 1 1908-07-23 Barrett (GBR) 2-0 (falls 3:04/4:52), Nixson (GBR)
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1908-07-23 O'Kelly, Sr. (GBR) fall (2:14), Barrett (GBR)
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1908-07-23 Barrett (GBR) fall (3:20), Brown (GBR)
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #7 AC 1908-07-23 Barrett (GBR)

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 5 12.89 42-3½
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 5 12.89 42-3½
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group C 2 12.89 42-3½

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group F AC

Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B AC