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James Ginty

Full name: James Ginty
Gender: Male
Born: April 4, 1908 in Haslingden, Bacup, Lancashire, Great Britain
Died: December 1999
Affiliations: Belgrave Harriers, Wimbledon (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


James Ginty placed second to [George Bailey] of Salford, in the AAA steeplechase in 1935, and to Manchester’s [Tom Evenson] in 1936 which guaranteed Evenson and Ginty’s selection onto the 1936 GB Olympic squad. Sadly, both Britons failed to progress beyond their opening heats. An NCO, Ginty was a lance-corporal, later lance-sergeant, in the Coldstream Guards, and, in 1935, won the Inter-Services cross-country title, came third in the Army Championship at Aldershot, and was second in the Southern two miles steeplechase. He enjoyed a particularly successful cross-country season in 1937, winning the Army title, which ended a run of four consecutive titles for Robert Sutherland , and also finishing third in both the National and the International race in Brussels, in which he was the first Englishman home. A member of Belgrave Harriers, he represented Middlesex in Inter-Country Cross-country Championship.

Personal Best: 3000S – 9:56.6 (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase Great Britain GBR 5 h3 r1/2

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 5 9:56.6
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