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Benjamin Jamieson

Full name: Benjamin Jamieson
Gender: Male
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)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Lacrosse

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Lacrosse Men's Lacrosse Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 CAN 1 Gold

Men's Lacrosse

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1904 Summer 30 St. Louis Lacrosse Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 CAN Final Round Match 1/2 1 1904-07-07 Winnipeg Shamrocks-1 8, St. Louis Amateur Athletic Association 2 8
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