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Jack Besford

Full name: John Charles Preston "Jack" Besford
Gender: Male
Born: January 30, 1911 in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: March 1993 in [unknown], Unknown, Spain
Affiliations: South Manchester Swimming Club, Manchester (GBR) / Brighton SC, Brighton (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Jack Besford had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1934 British Empire Games 100 yards Backstroke, 3rd in the 1930 British Empire Games 100 yards Backstroke, 3rd in the 1934 British Empire Games 3×110 yards Medley Relay (with Mostyn Ffrench-Williams and the non-Olympian Alan Summers); 1st in the 1934 European Championships 100 metres Backstroke. In the British Empire Games Besford represented England.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 6
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 7 h2 r2/3

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Final 6 1:15.4
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:14.8
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 QU 1:15.0
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 1:13.6
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Four 1 QU 1:12.0
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