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Frederick Humphreys

Full name: Frederick Harkness Humphreys
Gender: Male
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: January 28, 1878 in Marylebone, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: August 10, 1954 in Brentford, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tug-Of-War, Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Fred Humphreys was one of three City of London Policemen who won Olympic gold medals in 1908 and 1920 and silver in 1912. At the time of the 120 Olympics, Humphreys was 42 years and 203 days old and is the oldest ever Tug-of-War gold medalist. He also competed in the heavyweight division of both the freestyle and Greco-Roman heavyweight wrestling competitions in 1908, but in both styles he lost his first bout to the ultimate winner of the silver medal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 30 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR 1 Gold
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Great Britain GBR 5T
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Great Britain GBR 5T
1912 Summer 34 Stockholm Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1920 Summer 42 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 30 London Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-07-17 London City Police-1 2, K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 0
1908 Summer 30 London Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-07-18 London City Police-1 2, Liverpool Police Team-2 0
1912 Summer 34 Stockholm Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1912-07-08 SWE Unknown score, GBR Unknown score
1920 Summer 42 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-17 GBR 2, USA 0
1920 Summer 42 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-18 GBR 2, BEL 0
1920 Summer 42 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #1 1 1920-08-19 GBR 2, NED 0

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 2 1908-07-21 Petrov (RUS) decision, Humphreys (GBR)

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 2 1908-07-23 Gundersen (NOR) decision, Humphreys (GBR)
1908 Summer 30 London Wrestling Great Britain GBR Round One Match #4 AC 1908-07-23 Humphreys (GBR)
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