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Isaac Bentham

Full name: Isaac Bentham
Gender: Male
Born: October 27, 1886 in Wigan, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: May 15, 1917 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

One of the strongest swimmers in the country at the time, Isaac Bentham, a forward from Wigan, and Arthur Hill were the only members of Britain’s 1912 water polo team whose Olympic success was restricted to one gold medal. All the other team members won a second gold, either in 1908 or 1920. A former grocer, and then tram conductor, Bentham served as a sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery during World War I and was sent to France in 1915. His was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-07-13 GBR 8, AUT 0
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1912-07-11 GBR 6, SWE 3 1
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 1 1912-07-07 GBR 7, BEL 5 1
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