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David Bratton

Full name: David Hey Bratton
Gender: Male
Born: October 1869 in New York, New York, United States
Died: December 3, 1904 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

David Bratton started out as a swimmer for the Knickerbocker Athletic Club in New York, but that club later folded, and he joined the New York Athletic Club. He was known as one of the top swimmers at the New York AC, and was also a top roller skater. Bratton died from typhoid fever only about 3 months after the 1904 St. Louis Olympics. The 1904 Olympic swimming competition took place in an artificial lake that was also used for livestock exhibitions and several of the Olympic swimmers later developed typhoid. When Bratton died, in his honor, the New York AC cancelled a scheduled swim meet.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer St. Louis Water Polo Men's Water Polo New York Athletic Club-1 USA 1 Gold
1904 Summer St. Louis Swimming Men's 4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay New York Athletic Club #2-4 USA 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1904 Summer St. Louis Water Polo New York Athletic Club-1 USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1904-09-06 New York Athletic Club-1 6, Chicago Athletic Association-2 0 0
1904 Summer St. Louis Water Polo New York Athletic Club-1 USA Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1904-09-05 New York Athletic Club-1 5, Missouri Athletic Club-3 0 0

Men's 4 × 50 Yard Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1904 Summer St. Louis Swimming New York Athletic Club #2-4 USA Final 4
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