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Chris Jones

Full name: Christopher "Chris" Jones
Gender: Male
Born: June 23, 1884 in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Great Britain
Died: December 18, 1937 in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Chris Jones was a member of the Weston-Super-Mare team that won the English water polo championship three times. He won his first international cap against Ireland in 1904 and was a fixture as fullback on the Welsh team for many years. Jones was also an excellent rugby player, appearing regularly for Penarth from 1910 until 1915 when he joined the Army and served with the Royal Engineers and the Hampshire Regiment. After the war he retired from rugby, but carried on playing water polo and won an Olympic gold medal in 1920. He built a successful business in South Wales and was the senior partner in Christopher Jones & Co., a major firm of coal exporters.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Water Polo Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-08-27 GBR 3, BEL 2 0
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Water Polo Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-26 GBR 7, USA 2 1
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Water Polo Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-24 GBR 9, ESP 0