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Paul Radmilovic

Full name: Paolo Francesco "Paul" Radmilovic
Nickname(s): Raddy
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: March 5, 1886 in Cardiff, Cardiff, Great Britain
Died: September 29, 1968 in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, Great Britain
Affiliations: Welsh Amateur Swimming Association/Weston-super-Mare Water Polo Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Water Polo, Swimming

Medals: 4 Gold (4 Total)

Biography

Welsh-born of a Croatian father and an Irish mother, Paul Radmilovic competed for Britain in the Olympic Games a record six times and captained the water polo team four times. Possibly his finest moment in an outstanding Olympic water polo career came when he scored the winning goal against Belgium three minutes from time in the 1920 final. He made his Olympic debut in 1906 when he reached the final of both the 100 metre and 400 metre freestyle and his final appearance was as a 42-year-old in 1928 as a member of the water polo team. “Raddy” spent most of his life in Weston-Super-Mare where he represented the local club both at swimming and water polo. Although he won nine ASA freestyle titles and his international swimming career lasted an incredible 30 years, it was as a water polo player that he received recognition and in 1967 he became only the second Briton to be inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in Florida. He was also a scratch golfer and a talented soccer player and he was for many years, the licensee of the Imperial Hotel in Weston-Super-Mare. After his death, his son took over the license and continued to display his father’s impressive collection of trophies.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 4
1906 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 5
1906 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Men's One Mile Freestyle Great Britain GBR AC DNF
1908 Summer 22 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR AC h1 r2/3
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 3 h2 r2/3
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 1 h1 r1/3 OR
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 1 Gold WR
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 5 h3 r2/4
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1924 Summer 38 Paris Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 10T
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1908 Summer 22 London Water Polo Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-07-22 GBR 9, BEL 2 2
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-07-13 GBR 8, AUT 0
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1912-07-11 GBR 6, SWE 3 1
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 1 1912-07-07 GBR 7, BEL 5 2
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Water Polo Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-08-27 GBR 3, BEL 2 1
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Water Polo Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-26 GBR 7, USA 2 3
1920 Summer 34 Antwerpen Water Polo Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1920-08-24 GBR 9, ESP 0
1924 Summer 38 Paris Water Polo Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 2 1924-07-13 HUN 7, GBR 6
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Water Polo Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1928-08-07 GER 8, GBR 5 3
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Water Polo Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1928-08-06 GBR 5, NED 3
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Water Polo Great Britain GBR Third-Place Tournament Match #3 2 1928-08-11 FRA 8, GBR 1
1928 Summer 42 Amsterdam Water Polo Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 1 1928-08-04 GBR 4, TCH 2 1

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Great Britain Final 4
1906 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:41.0
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One AC
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Six 2 QC 1:12.0
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Swimming Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Three 5 1:19.0
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 QU 1:10.4

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M T
1906 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Great Britain Final 5
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 at 8 yards
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Five 1 QU 6:10.0

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 25:02.4

Men's One Mile Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 20 Athina Swimming Great Britain Final AC DNF

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 1 WR 10:55.6
1908 Summer 22 London Swimming Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 10:53.4