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Percy Oliver

Full name: Percival Cole "Percy" Oliver
Gender: Male
Born: April 1, 1919 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died: July 9, 2011 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Affiliations: ?, Perth (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Percy Oliver had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1938 British Empire Games 110 yards Backstroke, 3rd in the 1938 British Empire Games 3×110 yards Medley Relay (with the non-Olympians Ernest Hobbs and Bill Fleming). He also competed in the 1938 British Empire Games 110 yards Freestyle. He won 13 Australian titles in freestyle and backstroke. After his swimming career ended, he became a teacher and then a school administrator.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Australia AUS 7

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Australia Final 7 1:10.7
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:09.4
1936 Summer 17 Berlin Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:10.2