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Jake Foster

Full name: John Lewis "Jake" Foster
Gender: Male
Born: May 11, 1931
Died: January 28, 2013
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Water Polo

Related Olympians: Father of Margot Foster; Father of Peter Foster.

Biography

Jake Foster played water polo for the Brighton Club during the 1950s and 60s. An all-around sportsman he became President of the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, played with Richmond in the Victorian Football League, and fathered two Olympians. His son Peter won a bronze medal in canoeing, in the K-2 1,000 in 1988, and daughter Margot stroked Australia’s coxed four to the nation’s first medal in women’s rowing at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Foster’s career was as an eye doctor.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Water Polo Men's Water Polo Australia AUS 17T
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Water Polo Men's Water Polo Australia AUS 9

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Water Polo Australia AUS Qualifying Round Match #5 2 1952-07-25 YUG 10, AUS 2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Water Polo Australia AUS Qualifying Round Match #12 2 1952-07-26 AUT 6, AUS 0 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Water Polo Australia AUS Classification Round 7-10 Match #3 1 1956-12-06 AUS 3, SIN 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Water Polo Australia AUS Classification Round 7-10 Match #5 2 1956-12-07 GBR 5, AUS 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Water Polo Australia AUS Group A Match #1 2 1956-11-28 ROU 4, AUS 2 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Water Polo Australia AUS Group A Match #6 2 1956-11-30 URS 3, AUS 0 0