Full name: Ernest Henry Chambers
Born: April 7, 1907 in Hackney, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 29, 1985 in Worthing, West Sussex, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Related Olympians: Brother of Stanley Chambers.
Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)
Although he was an accomplished sprinter in his own right, Ernest Chambers’ successes at the Olympic Games came in the tandem sprint events. Paired with [John Sibbit] they reached the final in 1928 in Amsterdam but were beaten by the pair from the host country in slightly controversial circumstances. Some thought the Dutch duo blocked the Britons in the final stages.
Chambers partnered his brother Stanley at the 1932 Games and, after losing to the French pair in round one, battled their way to the final only to lose their rematch with the French. He reunited with Sibbit for an unsuccessful campaign at the Berlin Olympics before retiring. In later life he ran a cycle shop in the London borough of Mitcham.
|1928 Summer||21||Amsterdam||Cycling||Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres||Great Britain||GBR||2||Silver|
|1932 Summer||25||Los Angeles||Cycling||Men's Sprint||Great Britain||GBR||5T|
|1932 Summer||25||Los Angeles||Cycling||Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres||Great Britain||GBR||2||Silver|
|1936 Summer||29||Berlin||Cycling||Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres||Great Britain||GBR||5T|
|1932 Summer||25||Los Angeles||Cycling||Great Britain||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||2|
|1932 Summer||25||Los Angeles||Cycling||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Two||2||QU|
|1928 Summer||21||Amsterdam||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Final Standings||2|
|1928 Summer||21||Amsterdam||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||at one wheel|
|1928 Summer||21||Amsterdam||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Semi-Finals||Heat One||1||QU||12.2|
|1928 Summer||21||Amsterdam||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||13.2|
|1932 Summer||25||Los Angeles||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||0|
|1932 Summer||25||Los Angeles||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU/walkover||14.9|
|1932 Summer||25||Los Angeles||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat One||2|
|1936 Summer||29||Berlin||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Quarter-Finals||Heat Three||2||at 1 length|
|1936 Summer||29||Berlin||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Round One Repêchage||Heat Three||1||QU/walkover|
|1936 Summer||29||Berlin||Cycling||Great Britain||GBR||Round One||Heat Four||2||at ¾ length|