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Norman Bingley

Full name: Frederick Sparkes Norman Bingley
Gender: Male
Born: September 17, 1863 in Hanover Square, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 16, 1940 in Merrow, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Cowes
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Norman Bingley was a member of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club at Cowes and crewed aboard [Charles Rivett-Carnac]’s Heroine in the 7-metre class at the 1908 Olympic Games. The only other entrant withdrew and their yacht-from the club which hosted the Olympic Regatta-won the title on a sail-over.

Bingley was the son of a wealthy publican, who was the landlord of the Brunswick Hotel, Jermyn Street in the City of Westminster. It was at the Brunswick, probably during Alfred’s tenure, that Louis Napoleon lived at the hotel under an assumed name following his escape from captivity in France.

Bingley was educated at Brighton College and University College London before going to Magdalen College, Oxford in 1885. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in 1893. Having spent most of his life in London and Surrey, where he served on the Chessington Parish Council, he moved to Dorset before the outbreak of World War I but returned to Surrey some 20 years later and died there in 1940.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 44 London Sailing Mixed 7 metres Heroine GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 7 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date W PTS T
1908 Summer 44 London Sailing Heroine GBR Final Standings 1908-07-27 2 6
1908 Summer 44 London Sailing Heroine GBR Race One 1908-07-27 2-11:54
1908 Summer 44 London Sailing Heroine GBR Race Two 1908-07-28 2-11:33
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