Full name: Benjamin Jamieson
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: March 15, 1874 in [unknown], Ontario, Canada
Died: December 3, 1915 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: Shamrock Lacrosse Team, Winnipeg (CAN)
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
Although born in Ontario, Benjamin Jamieson was one of Manitoba’s most well-known lacrosse players, despite not having taken up the sport until his mid 20s. After spending four years with the Winnipeg Victorias, he transferred to the city’s Shamrock Lacrosse Club and, with them, won the Manitoba Provincial Championship in 1903. This paved the way for the squad to attend the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, where they earned an Olympic gold medal by besting the St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association’s team 8-2. Like his teammate Billy Burns, outside of sports Jamieson was a conductor for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In August 1905 he intervened in a street fight and was stabbed several times in the leg, thigh, and scalp. Although he survived, he was weakened and died a decade later, in December 1915, at the age of only 41. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, along with the rest of his gold medal-winning team, in 2004.
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