Full name: James Michael "Jim" Clarke
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: October 6, 1874 in Bohola, Mayo, Ireland
Died: December 29, 1929 in Everton, Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Related Olympians: Cousin of Martin Sheridan.
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Jim Clarke hailed from the tiny County Mayo village of Bohola (population approximately 200) that, despite its size, claimed two Olympians, Clarke and the legendary [Martin Sheridan]. The two men were first cousins, and at the 1908 Olympics were on opposing sides in the tug-of-war competition, although Sheridan was the non-pulling captain of the USA team. Clarke pulled for the Liverpool Police team who beat the Americans in controversial circumstances, before defeating Sweden 2-0 and setting up a final appearance against the London City Police, which the London eight won. At 83kg, Clarke was the lightest member of the Liverpool team.
|1908 Summer||33||London||Tug-Of-War||Men's Tug-Of-War||Liverpool Police Team-2||GBR||2||Silver|
|1908 Summer||33||London||Tug-Of-War||Liverpool Police Team-2||GBR||Round One||Match #1||1||1908-07-17||Liverpool Police Team-2 1, USA 0|
|1908 Summer||33||London||Tug-Of-War||Liverpool Police Team-2||GBR||Semi-Finals||Match #1||1||1908-07-17||Liverpool Police Team-2 2, SWE 0|
|1908 Summer||33||London||Tug-Of-War||Liverpool Police Team-2||GBR||Final Round||Match 1/2||2||1908-07-18||London City Police-1 2, Liverpool Police Team-2 0|