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Joseph Dowler

Full name: Joseph Dowler
Gender: Male
Born: February 1, 1879 in Rushden, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Died: February 13, 1931 in Plaistow, Greater London, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Along with other fellow Olympians, Joseph Dowler toured Britain competing at tug-of-war events in the early part of the 20th century, and in 1906 enjoyed a fine win against the Bristol A Division police team at the Exeter Police Sports. That same year he was on the Metropolitan Police K Division team beaten 2-0 in the final of the H Division Sports by the City of London Police. Two years later, at the Olympic Games, Dowler was again on the K Division side beaten by the City of London team, and again 2-0. Nevertheless, he won a bronze medal, and in 1912 added an Olympic silver medal. The following year, Dowler was in the triumphant London team that won the British Police Tug-of-War Championship. Constable Dowler retired from the police force in 1926.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 29 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 GBR 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 29 London Tug-Of-War K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 GBR Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1908-07-17 London City Police-1 2, K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 0
1908 Summer 29 London Tug-Of-War K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 GBR Final Round Match 3/4 AC 1908-07-18 K Division Metropolitan Police Team-3 walkover
1912 Summer 33 Stockholm Tug-Of-War Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1912-07-08 SWE Unknown score, GBR Unknown score
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