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James Shepherd

Full name: John James Shepherd
Gender: Male
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Born: June 2, 1884 in Bicknor, Kent, Great Britain
Died: July 9, 1954 in Aston, Herefordshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

John Shepherd was one of the three City of London policemen to win three Olympic medals in the Tug-of-War event. His 26-year career with the police was interrupted by war service with the Military Police in France. After the war he won the British Cumberland & Westmoreland style heavyweight wrestling title in 1922 and 1923. He was also said to be a champion javelin-thrower, although there is no record of any performances to verify this claim.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR 1 Gold
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 23 London Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1908-07-17 London City Police-1 2, K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 0
1908 Summer 23 London Tug-Of-War London City Police-1 GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-07-18 London City Police-1 2, Liverpool Police Team-2 0
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1912-07-08 SWE Unknown score, GBR Unknown score
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 1 1920-08-17 GBR 2, USA 0
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1920-08-18 GBR 2, BEL 0
1920 Summer 35 Antwerpen Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Final Round Match #1 1 1920-08-19 GBR 2, NED 0