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George Cornet

Full name: George Thomson Cornet
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 216 lbs (98 kg)
Born: July 15, 1877 in Inverness, Highland, Great Britain
Died: April 22, 1952 in Rainhill, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Inverness Swim Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Water Polo

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

George Cornet of the Inverness SC was the oldest member of the winning British team at both the 1908 and 1912 Olympics, at the ages of 31 and 35 respecitvely. He played 17 times as a back for Scotland between 1897 and 1912, and between 1906-14 helped Inverness to reach five Scottish Championships, winning just once, in 1909, when they beat the top Scottish team of the day, Paisley Amateurs, 4-3. It was Paisley's only defeat in seven consecutive finals.

Away from the pool, Cornet spent his life working on the railways and was a Secretary for the Highland Railway company, and then, after amalgamation, was the divisional cashier for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company (LMS) in Scotland before moving south to Rainhill, near Liverpool. Cornet stood over six feet tall, and was an all-round sportsman who played football and cricket for local Inverness teams. He was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 30 London Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1912 Summer 34 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
1908 Summer 30 London Water Polo Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-07-22 GBR 9, BEL 2 0
1912 Summer 34 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 1912-07-13 GBR 8, AUT 0
1912 Summer 34 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1912-07-11 GBR 6, SWE 3 0
1912 Summer 34 Stockholm Water Polo Great Britain GBR Round One Match #1 1 1912-07-07 GBR 7, BEL 5 0
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