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Jimmy Gentle

Full name: James Cuthbert "Jimmy" Gentle
Gender: Male
Born: July 21, 1904 in Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 22, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Philadelphia Cricket Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Representing Philadelphia Cricket Club in 1932, Jimmy Gentle was another example of a U.S. field hockey player coming to the team from another sport. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and played on the soccer team there for three years, being named All-America in his last two years and leading his school to the 1924 intercollegiate championship. Gentle played as an amateur, for the Boston Wonder Workers and the Philadelphia Field Club in the professional American Soccer League and was a non-playing member of the United States squad in the 1930 World Cup. In addition to soccer, Gentle also played football and ran track at Penn. He was a halfback on the 1932 field hockey team and also played on the 1936 team. A member of the Army reserve, he was called up for duty in World War II and served with the 36th infantry throughout the Italian campaign and into the Rhineland. At the end of the war, Gentle served as U.S. trade and industry officer for the American zone of Germany. He left the Army with the rank of colonel in 1956.Gentle later had a very successful career as an insurance salesman, being named to the Million Dollar Round Table.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Hockey Men's Hockey United States USA 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Hockey Men's Hockey United States USA 10T

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP G
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Hockey United States USA Final Standings 3 1932-08-04 2 0
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #2 2 1932-08-08 JPN 9, USA 2 0
1932 Summer 28 Los Angeles Hockey United States USA Round-Robin Match #3 2 1932-08-11 IND 24, USA 1 0
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Hockey United States USA Final Standings 10T 1936-08-04 3 0
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Hockey United States USA Group A Match #1 2 1936-08-05 JPN 5, USA 1 0
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Hockey United States USA Group A Match #3 2 1936-08-07 IND 7, USA 0 0
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Hockey United States USA Group A Match #6 2 1936-08-10 HUN 3, USA 1 0
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