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George Gardiner

Full name: George Gardiner
Gender: Male
Born: July 15, 1900 in Plean, Stirling, Great Britain
Died: September 11, 1924 in Stirling, Stirling, Great Britain
Affiliations: Police Sports Club, Glasgow (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Wrestling

Biography

George Gardiner was a freestyle wrestler at the 1924 Paris Olympics, who placed fourth in the freestyle lightweight class. Although born and baptised in Plean Parish, he lived in Denny. Two of his brothers were also professional wrestlers (William and Robert), as were at least two of their nephews, James and David. William, Robert and James were known as “the Wrestling Brothers of Denny.” David went to the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, but he was declared a professional because he had won money at Highland Games, and could not compete. Sadly, George Gardiner died only a few weeks after the Olympics, aged only 24, in hospital after a knee operation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Lightweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1924-07-13 Wikström (FIN) decision, Gardiner (GBR)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1924-07-12 Gardiner (GBR) decision, Belet (SUI)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #7 1 1924-07-11 Gardiner (GBR) decision, Käpp (EST)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR 3rd-Place Final Round Match #1 2 1924-07-13 Haavisto (FIN) decision, Gardiner (GBR)
1924 Summer 23 Paris Wrestling Great Britain GBR 3rd-Place Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1924-07-13 Gardiner (GBR) decision, Jourdain (FRA)
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