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John Gretton, Jr.

Full name: John Gretton, Jr.
Gender: Male
Born: September 1, 1867 in Newton Solney, Derbyshire, Great Britain
Died: June 2, 1947 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Great Britain
Title: Baron Gretton
Affiliations: Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Substantial family brewing interests gave Old Harrovian John Gretton the financial means to devote his time to sailing and politics, and he was eminently successful at both. He was a Member of the House from 1895 to 1943 and although other gold medallists have subsequently become Members of Parliament he is the only person to have won an Olympic title while actually serving as an MP. In 1900 Gretton, who was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron, married the daughter of Lord Ventry. He was awarded the CBE in 1919, became a Privy Counselor in 1926 and in 1944 was created the 1st Baron Gretton of Stapleford.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 32 Paris Sailing Mixed Open Scotia GBR 1 Gold
1900 Summer 32 Paris Sailing Mixed ½-1 Ton Scotia GBR 1 Gold
1900 Summer 32 Paris Sailing Mixed ½-1 Ton Scotia GBR 4

Mixed Open

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date AT
1900 Summer 32 Paris Sailing Scotia GBR Final Standings 1900-05-20 5-56:17

Mixed ½-1 Ton

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date AT AT H
1900 Summer 32 Paris Sailing Scotia GBR Final Standings 1900-05-24 3-29:45 3-12:30 17:25
1900 Summer 32 Paris Sailing Scotia GBR Final Standings 1900-05-25 3-45:46 3-32:01 13:45
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