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Bob Leivers

Full name: Robert Hanford "Bob" Leivers
Gender: Male
Born: December 27, 1914 in Nottingham, Nottingham, Great Britain
Died: August 28, 1964 in Chelsea, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Longton Swimming Club, Stoke-on-Trent (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Bob Leivers had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1938 British Empire Games 1650 yards Freestyle, 1st in the 1938 British Empire Games 4×220 yards Freestyle Relay (with Frederick Dove, Mostyn Ffrench-Williams, and Norman Wainwright), 2nd in the 1934 British Empire Games 4×200 yards Freestyle Relay (with Mostyn Ffrench-Williams, Norman Wainwright, and Reginald Sutton), 2nd in the 1938 British Empire Games 440 yards Freestyle; 2nd in the 1938 European Championships 1500 metres Freestyle, 3rd in the 1938 European Championships 4×200 metres Freestyle Relay (with Frederick Dove, Norman Wainwright, and the non-Olympian Kenneth Deane).

In the 1934 British Empire Games he also finished sixth in the 440 yards freestyle. In the British Empire Games he represented England.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 3 h4 r1/3
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 5
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 7
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 6
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 6

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Four 3 5:14.6
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Final 7 5:00.9
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QC 4:55.7
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 4:57.2

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Final 6 19:57.4
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 20:10.0
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat One 2 QU 20:04.4

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 17 Los Angeles Swimming Great Britain GBR Final Standings 5 9:45.8
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 6 9:21.5
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 3 QC 9:30.8