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Charles Atkin

Full name: Charles Sydney Atkin
Gender: Male
Born: February 26, 1889 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Great Britain
Died: May 9, 1958 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Beckenham HC, Beckenham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Hockey

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


While at Marlborough College, Charles Atkin failed to command a regular place in the school hockey XI but on going up to Caius College, Cambridge, he won a blue and played at right-back against Oxford in 1909 and 1910. On leaving Cambridge, Atkins went on to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and as a medical student he placed for Beckenham and Kent and represented England three times in 1913. He served in the war as a captain in the RAMC after which he followed his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather into the family medical practice in Sheffield. After Charles Atkins’s death, his son took over the practice to take the family connection into the fifth generation. After playing at left-back in the 1920 Olympics, Atkin made his eighth and final international appearance against Ireland in 1921. Apart from his accomplishments as a hockey player, Charles Atkin was a fine all-round sportsman. He represented the Hallamshire club at lawn tennis for many years and was also an enthusiastic angler and shot.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Hockey Men's Hockey Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result GP
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Hockey Great Britain GBR Final Standings 1 1920-09-01 1
1920 Summer 31 Antwerpen Hockey Great Britain GBR Round-Robin Match #1 1 1920-09-01 GBR 5, DEN 1
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