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Charles Campbell

Full name: Charles Ralph Campbell
Gender: Male
Born: December 14, 1881 in Newton Abbot, Devon, Great Britain
Died: April 19, 1948 in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


Charles Campbell’s father emigrated to New Zealand in 1874 to become a sheep farmer, but the Olympic gold medallist was born in England and educated at Eton. At the 1908 Olympics, he sailed aboard [Blair Cochrane]’s Cobweb and, like the other crew members, lived on the Isle of Wight and was a member of the Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron. During the war, Campbell served in the Life Guards and the Royal Tank Corps and was on the personal staff of General Sir Alex Godley, the officer commanding the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. As his elder brother had been killed in action in 1915, Charles succeeded to the Baronetcy on the death of his father in 1919.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 26 London Sailing Mixed 8 metres Cobweb-1 GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 8 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date W PTS T
1908 Summer 26 London Sailing Cobweb-1 GBR Final Standings 1908-07-27 2 6
1908 Summer 26 London Sailing Cobweb-1 GBR Race One 1908-07-27 4-01:41
1908 Summer 26 London Sailing Cobweb-1 GBR Race Two 1908-07-28 4-35:56
1908 Summer 26 London Sailing Cobweb-1 GBR Race Three 1908-07-29 4-57:46
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