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William Maddison

Full name: William John Maddison
Gender: Male
Born: 1882 in Canning Town, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: June 10, 1924 in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, Great Britain
Affiliations: Royal Burnham Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)


The son of a Southend builder and contractor, William Maddison followed in his father’s profession. At the time of the 1920 Olympics, Maddison was an established yachtsman racing his own 18-foot yacht Cutty Sark but crewed for [Cyril Wright] aboard his yacht Ancora to help them win the 7-metre gold medal at the Antwerp Olympics. Like his fellow crew members, Maddison was a member of the Royal Burnham Yacht Club. Maddison sadly died in 1924 at the age of 41 just three days after racing in his own yacht Nancy which finished second in the Royal Caledonian Yacht Club’s East Coast One-Design race on the River Crouch.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer Antwerpen Sailing Mixed 7 metres Ancora GBR 1 Gold

Mixed 7 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Date PTS T
1920 Summer Antwerpen Sailing Ancora GBR Final Standings 1920-07-07 4
1920 Summer Antwerpen Sailing Ancora GBR Race One 1920-07-07 1-21:54
1920 Summer Antwerpen Sailing Ancora GBR Race Two 1920-07-08 1-21:20
1920 Summer Antwerpen Sailing Ancora GBR Race Three 1920-07-09 1-05:53
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