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Percy Peter

Full name: Edward Percival "Percy" Peter
Gender: Male
Born: March 28, 1902 in Kensington, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 23, 1986 in Christchurch, Dorset, Great Britain
Affiliations: Hammersmith Swimming Club, London (GBR) / Penguin Swimming Club, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A member of the Hammersmith SC, Percy Peter came second in the one mile National Championship at the age of 18 and his performance earned him selection for the Great Britain Olympic team. It was to be the first of three Olympics he took part in from 1920-28 but his bronze with the 4 x 200 m freestyle relay in 1920 was to be his only medal. In 1928 Peter made an Olympic appearance as a water polo player. He was a well-known long-distance swimmer, winning the British Championships in the River Thames swims in 1922, 1924 and 1929.

In 1921 Peter moved to the famous Penguin SC and was the Southern Counties one mile champion 1921-23 he was runner-up in the ASA mile championship in each of those years to [Jack Hatfield]. He was the 440y National Champion in 1923 and after several runners-up positions in the half-mile championship, eventually won the title in 1927. Peter was also the National Salt-Water 440y champion 1921-23 and in 1924 and 1925 was a member of the Penguin Club that reached the final of the National Team Championships. Apart from his three Olympic appearances, Peter swam for the British Empire against the USA at Harrow shortly after the 1924 Olympics, was capped for England at water polo, and took part in the 400 m freestyle and water polo events at the 1927 European Championships.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 5 h4 r1/3
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 5 h2 r2/3
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 22 Paris Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 3 h3 r1/3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 5
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Water Polo Men's Water Polo Great Britain GBR 4
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 6

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Water Polo Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1928-08-07 GER 8, GBR 5 0
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Water Polo Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1928-08-06 GBR 5, NED 3
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Water Polo Great Britain GBR Third-Place Tournament Match #3 2 1928-08-11 FRA 8, GBR 1
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Water Polo Great Britain GBR Round One Match #2 1 1928-08-04 GBR 4, TCH 2 1

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Four 5
1924 Summer 22 Paris Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 3 5:38.6

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 5
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 Q 24:39.4

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank ER
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 3
1920 Summer 18 Antwerpen Swimming Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 1
1924 Summer 22 Paris Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 5 AC
1924 Summer 22 Paris Swimming Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 2
1924 Summer 22 Paris Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Four 2
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain GBR Final 6
1928 Summer 26 Amsterdam Swimming Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 2
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