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Willie Francis

Full name: William "Willie" Francis
Gender: Male
Born: February 23, 1911 in Dunfermline, Fife, Great Britain
Died: April 1997
Affiliations: Renfrew District ASC, Renfrew (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Willie Francis had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1934 British Empire Games 100 yards Backstroke, 2nd in the 1930 British Empire Games 100 yards Backstroke, 2nd in the 1934 British Empire Games 3×110 yards Medley Relay (with the non-Olympians Merilees Chassels and Norman Hamilton). Francis also competed in the 1938 British Empire Games 110 yards Backstroke. In the British Empire Games he represented Scotland.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 6 h1 r2/3
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 4 h2 r1/3

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 6
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Four 2 QU 1:16.4
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 4 1:12.9
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