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Jim Clarke

Full name: James Michael "Jim" Clarke
Gender: Male
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: October 6, 1874 in Bohola, Mayo, Ireland
Died: December 29, 1929 in Everton, Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Related Olympians: Cousin of Martin Sheridan.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

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.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 33 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
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
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