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Thomas Swindlehurst

Full name: Thomas Swindlehurst
Gender: Male
Weight: 238 lbs (108 kg)
Born: May 21, 1874 in Whittington, Lancashire, Great Britain
Died: March 15, 1959 in Liverpool, Merseyside, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Hailing from North Lancashire, Thomas Swindlehurst moved to Liverpool to become a constable with the Liverpool City Police. Based in the West Derby area of the city, he became a member of the force tug-of-war team, and was part of their team at the 1908 London Olympics. He was in the eight that pulled in the controversial match against the United States, who subsequently withdrew. He was then part of the team that beat Sweden 2-0, but then lost by the same score to the London City Police in the final, to win a silver medal.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 33 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 33 London Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR Round One Match #1 1 1908-07-17 Liverpool Police Team-2 1, USA 0
1908 Summer 33 London Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1908-07-17 Liverpool Police Team-2 2, SWE 0
1908 Summer 33 London Tug-Of-War Liverpool Police Team-2 GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 1908-07-18 London City Police-1 2, Liverpool Police Team-2 0
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