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Jack Middleton

Full name: Jack Ivan Middleton
Gender: Male
Born: April 28, 1917 in Tamworth, Staffordshire, Great Britain
Died: January 1, 2010 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming


Although overshadowed at national level by [Jack Besford], Jack Middleton was one of Britain’s top backstroke swimmers throughout the nineteen thirties.

He qualified for the Berlin Olympics by finishing second to Besford in the trials but was only fifth in his Olympic heat.

Middleton may have challenged for a place on the 1940 Olympic team had they been held but instead saw service as an officer in the Royal Navy during wartime.

He also played water polo to a high standard.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Swimming Men's 100 metres Backstroke Great Britain GBR 5 h1 r1/3

Men's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat One 5 1:15.0
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