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John Copley

Full name: John Copley
Gender: Male
Born: June 25, 1875 in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: July 16, 1950 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Husband of Ethel Gabain.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


John Copley later married the painter Ethel Gabain and became the father of actor Peter Copley (Help! with The Beatles, King & Country, Oliver Twist). John studied art at the Manchester School of Art and the Royal Academy. He spent 10 years in Italy before moving to London. At the time of the Art Competition in 1948 John Copley was 73 years of age, making him the oldest ever Olympic medal winner. He was a highly competent painter in watercolor, though his work in this medium is relatively rare.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 73 London Art Competitions Mixed Painting, Engravings And Etchings Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Mixed Painting, Engravings And Etchings

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1948 Summer 73 London Art Competitions Great Britain Final Standings 2 Polo Players
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