George Wilkinson (water polo)

George Wilkinson (3 March 1879 – 7 August 1946) was an English water polo player who competed at the 1908 and 1912 Summer Olympics representing Great Britain.[1] He was in the Hyde Seal team when he won the Olympics. Hyde Seal are a Manchester team. He was part of the British water polo team and won two gold medals. The International Olympic Committee credits him with a third gold medal from the 1900 Games, but this is incorrect as he was in England during the tournament.[2]

George Wilkinson
Short-haired, clean-shaven young man
George Wilkinson, 1904
Personal information
National teamGreat Britain
Born(1879-03-03)3 March 1879
Died7 August 1946(1946-08-07) (aged 67)
Hyde, Greater Manchester
CountryGreat Britain
SportWater polo
PositionCaptain (1904)
TeamHyde Seal team, Manchester
Olympic medal record
Men's Water Polo
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team competition
Gold medal – first place 1912 Stockholm Team competition

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "George Wilkinson". Olympedia. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  2. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (December 2016). "Water Polo at the 1900 Paris Summer Games". Olympics. Sports Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016.

External linksEdit

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