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George Thomson Cornet (15 July 1877 – 22 April 1952) was the only Scot in the Great Britain and Ireland water polo team that won gold in the 1908 Summer Olympics and the 1912 Summer Olympics. He was born in Inverness and died in Rainhill.
|Men's water polo|
|1908 London||Team competition|
|1912 Stockholm||Team competition|
He played as a back for the Inverness Amateurs team that won the Scottish Championship in 1909 and reached four other finals; Cornet represented Scotland a total of 17 times between 1897 and 1912. Cornet also played football and cricket for Inverness teams as well as competing in heavy and track athletics events.
Cornet was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame on the 12 March 2007. He was first married to Barbara Mackintosh who died in childbirth, after which he married her sister Isabella Mackintosh with whom he had a daughter, Ruby.
- George Cornet at International Olympic Committee
- George Cornet at Olympic Channel
- George Cornet at British Olympic Association
- George Cornet at Olympedia
- George Cornet at databaseOlympics.com (archived)
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