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Ernest Chambers

Full name: Ernest Henry Chambers
Gender: Male
Born: April 7, 1907 in Hackney, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 29, 1985 in Worthing, West Sussex, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Brother of Stanley Chambers.

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
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

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M T RW
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
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