Great Britain at the 1920 Summer Olympics

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. 234 competitors, 218 men and 16 women, took part in 84 events in 21 sports.[1] British athletes won fifteen gold medals (up from ten in 1912) and 43 medals overall, finishing third.

Great Britain at the
1920 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Antwerp
Competitors234 (218 men and 16 women) in 21 sports
Flag bearerPhilip Noel-Baker
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
15
Silver
15
Bronze
13
Total
43
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

AquaticsEdit

DivingEdit

Five divers consisting of three men and two women, represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Just as in 1912, the women had the better showing for the country. Armstrong posted the country's best result to that point, taking the silver medal in the platform. White, who had won Great Britain's only previous medal in the sport, was unable to match her bronze from 1912 and took fourth place in the platform.

Men

Ranks given are within the semifinal group.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Harold Clarke Plain high dive 10 164.5 2 Q 40 142.0 9
Albert Dickin Plain high dive 17 140.5 4 Did not advance
Ernest Walmsley 3 m springboard 28 453.05 5 Did not advance
Women

Ranks given are within the semifinal group.

Diver Event Semifinals Final
Points Score Rank Points Score Rank
Beatrice Armstrong 10 m platform 7 158.0 1 Q 10 166.0  
Isabelle White 10 m platform 20 148.5 3 Q 18 158.5 4

SwimmingEdit

Eighteen swimmers, twelve men and six women, represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Great Britain won two medals, one in each of the relays. The men took bronze, while the women took silver. Jeans was the only individual finalist for the country, advancing to the finals in both of the women's events and taking fourth place each time.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Men
Swimmer Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Harold Annison 100 m free Unknown 4 Did not advance
400 m free 5:58.0 1 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
1500 m free 24:28.2 1 Q 23:51.4 3 Did not advance
Albert Dickin 100 m free Unknown 5 Did not advance
John Dickin 100 m free 1:10.0 3 Did not advance
Jack Hatfield 400 m free 5:50.6 3 Did not advance
1500 m free 23:56.6 3 Did not advance
Rex Lassam 200 m breast Unknown 4 Did not advance
400 m breast Unknown 4 Did not advance
Ernest Parker 200 m breast Unknown 6 Did not advance
Edward Peter 400 m free Unknown 5 Did not advance
1500 m free 24:39.4 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
George Robertson 100 m back N/A Unknown 6 Did not advance
200 m breast Unknown 6 Did not advance
400 m breast 7:28.0 3 Did not advance
Leslie Savage 100 m free Unknown 5 Did not advance
William Stoney 200 m breast 3:20.8 3 Did not advance
Henry Taylor 400 m free 6:01.2 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
1500 m free Did not finish Did not advance
George Webster 100 m back N/A Unknown 5 Did not advance
Harold Annison
Edward Peter
Leslie Savage
Henry Taylor
4 × 200 m free relay N/A 10:51.0 1 Q 10:37.2  
Women
Swimmer Event Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Lillian Birkenhead 100 m free Unknown 6 Did not advance
Hilda James 300 m free 5:07.2 4 Did not advance
Constance Jeans 100 m free 1:20.8 2 Q 1:22.8 4
300 m free 4:57.8 2 Q 4:52.4 4
Grace McKenzie 100 m free 1:27.4 3 Did not advance
300 m free Unknown 4 Did not advance
Charlotte Radcliffe 100 m free Unknown 7 Did not advance
Florence Sancroft 300 m free Unknown 5 Did not advance
Hilda James
Constance Jeans
Grace McKenzie
Charlotte Radcliffe
4 × 100 m free relay N/A 5:40.8  

Water poloEdit

Great Britain competed in the Olympic water polo tournament for the fourth time in 1920, the fifth appearance of the sport in the Olympics. Britain won its fourth (and final, through 2008) gold medal in the sport.

The Bergvall System was used in 1920. Great Britain won all three of its matches, taking the gold medal.

Quarterfinals
Great Britain   9–0   Spain Antwerp
Semifinals
Great Britain   7–2   United States Antwerp
Final
Great Britain   3–2   Belgium Antwerp
Final rank
  Gold

AthleticsEdit

41 athletes represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's sixth appearance in athletics, having competed in the sport at every Olympics. With four medals of each type, Great Britain was the third most successful nation in athletics, behind the United States and Finland.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Athlete Event Heats Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Harold Abrahams 100 m 11.0 1 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
200 m 23.3 2 Q 23.0 3 Did not advance
Long jump 6.05 20 N/A Did not advance
John Ainsworth-Davis 400 m 51.3 2 Q 50.7 2 Q 49.9 3 Q 50.0 5
Benjamin Howard Baker Triple jump 13.675 8 N/A Did not advance
High jump 1.80 1 Q N/A 1.85 6
Joe Blewitt 5000 m N/A 15:19.8 1 Q 15:19.0 5
Guy Butler 400 m 53.2 2 Q 50.7 2 Q 50.2 2 Q 49.9  
Timothy Carroll High jump 1.80 1 Q N/A 1.75 9
Charles Clibbon 10000 m N/A 32:08.8 2 Q Did not finish
Laurence Cummins Cross country N/A Unknown 26
Victor d'Arcy 100 m 11.1 2 Q Unknown 3 Did not advance
200 m 23.9 3 Did not advance
Charles Dowson 3 km walk N/A 13:54.9 4 Q 13:28.0 6
10 km walk N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Eric Dunbar 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 4 Did not advance
High jump 1.70 14 N/A Did not advance
Harry Edward 100 m 10.9 2 Q 10.8 1 Q 10.8 1 Q 11.0  
200 m 22.8 1 Q 22.0 1 Q 22.7 2 Q 22.1  
Walter Freeman Cross country N/A Unknown 22
George Gray 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
400 m hurdles N/A 58.8 3 Did not advance
Charles Gunn 3 km walk N/A Unknown 5 Q 13:34.0 10
10 km walk N/A 48:22.0 5 Q 49:43.9  
James Hatton 10000 m N/A 32:23.0 5 Q 32:14.0 5
Anton Hegarty Cross country N/A 27:57.0 5
William Hehir 3 km walk N/A Unknown 5 Q 13:29.8 7
10 km walk N/A 51:33.8 1 Q 50:11.8 5
Albert Hill 800 m N/A 1:56.2 2 Q 1:56.4 1 Q 1:53.4  
1500 m N/A 4:03.2 2 Q 4:01.8  
William Hill 100 m 11.0 1 Q 11.0 1 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
200 m 23.8 2 Q 23.3 3 Did not advance
Percy Hodge 3000 m steeplechase N/A 10:17.4 OR 1 Q 10:00.4 OR  
Leslie Housden Marathon N/A 3:14:25.0 31
William Hunter 110 m hurdles N/A Unknown 2 Q Unknown 5 Did not advance
Long jump 6.42 13 N/A Did not advance
High jump No mark 21 N/A Did not advance
Herbert Irwin 5000 m N/A 15:17.8 2 Q Unknown 12
Robert Lindsay 400 m 52.0 1 Q 51.7 4 Did not advance
Charles Lively Long jump 5.87 22 N/A Did not advance
Triple jump 13.15 14 N/A Did not advance
Duncan McPhee 1500 m N/A 4:07.2 2 Q Did not finish
Arthur Mills Marathon N/A 2:48:05.0 14
Edgar Mountain 800 m N/A 1:57.6 1 Q 1:58.0 2 Q 1:54.6 4
Alfred Nichols 5000 m N/A 15:54.0 4 Q Unknown 8
Cross country N/A 28:20.0 12
Tom Nicolson Hammer throw 45.70 6 N/A 45.70 6
Philip Noel-Baker 800 m N/A 1:56.0 1 Q Did not start Did not advance
1500 m N/A 4:14.3 2 Q 4:02.3  
George Piper Marathon N/A 3:02:10.0 29
Eric Robertson Marathon N/A 3:55:00.0 35
William Seagrove 5000 m N/A 15:53.6 3 Q 15:21.06 6
Christopher Vose Cross country N/A Unknown 19
Edward Wheller 400 m hurdles N/A 58.4 2 Q Unknown 4 Did not advance
James Wilson 10000 m N/A 33:40.2 1 Q 31:50.8  
Cross country N/A 27:45.2 4
Hedges Worthington-Eyre 400 m 52.5 2 Q 52.7 5 Did not advance
Frank Hegarty
Alfred Nichols
James Wilson
Team cross country N/A 21  
Harold Abrahams
Denis Black
Victor d'Arcy
William Hill
4 × 100 m relay N/A 43.3 2 Q 43.0 4
John Ainsworth-Davis
Guy Butler
Cecil Griffiths
Robert Lindsay
4 × 400 m relay N/A 3:40.9 2 Q 3:22.2  
Joe Blewitt
Albert Hill
Duncan McPhee
William Seagrove
3000 m team N/A 11 1 Q 20  

BoxingEdit

16 boxers represented Great Britain at the 1920 Games. It was the nation's second appearance in boxing. Great Britain was one of two countries to send two boxers in each of the eight weight classes, along with the United States. The British boxers won a total of six medals, one more than Canada and two more than the United States, but fell behind the Americans in number of gold medals three to two.

Boxer Weight class Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / Bronze match
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Frederick Adams Featherweight Bye   Erdal (NOR)
L
Did not advance 9
Daniel Bowling Bantamweight N/A   Hartman (USA)
L
Did not advance 9
Hugh Brown Light heavyweight N/A Bye   Andreasen (DEN)
W
  Sørsdal (NOR)
L
  Franks (GBR)
L
4
James Cater Featherweight Bye   Nielsen (DEN)
W
  Garzena (ITA)
L
Did not advance 5
William Cuthbertson Flyweight N/A   Jensen (DEN)
W
  Zegwaard (NED)
W
  Pedersen (DEN)
L
  Albert (FRA)
W
 
Frank Dove Heavyweight N/A Bye   Petersen (DEN)
L
Did not advance 5
Harold Franks Light heavyweight N/A Bye   Piochelle (FRA)
W
  Eagan (USA)
L
  Brown (GBR)
W
 
James Gilmour Lightweight N/A   Sæterhaug (NOR)
L
Did not advance 9
Frederick Grace Lightweight N/A   Nak (NED)
W
  Mosberg (USA)
L
Did not advance 5
Alexander Ireland Welterweight Bye   Reichenbach (SUI)
W
  Suhr (DEN)
W
  Clark (USA)
W
  Schneider (CAN)
L
 
Harry Mallin Middleweight Bye   Cranston (USA)
W
  Lagonia (USA)
W
  Herscovitch (CAN)
W
  Prud'Homme (CAN)
W
 
George McKenzie Bantamweight N/A Bye   Koss (NOR)
W
  Walker (RSA)
L
  Hébrants (BEL)
W
 
Ronald Rawson Heavyweight N/A Bye   Stewart (USA)
W
  Eluère (FRA)
W
  Petersen (DEN)
W
 
Frederic Virtue Flyweight N/A   Zegwaard (NED)
L
Did not advance 9
Frederick Whitbread Welterweight Bye   Gillet (FRA)
L
Did not advance 9
Edward White Middleweight Bye   Olsen (DEN)
L
Did not advance 9

CyclingEdit

Thirteen cyclists represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Great Britain was one of six different nations to win a gold medal in the six cycling events; the British team also took three silvers and one bronze to make the nation the most successful cycling team in 1920. All of Great Britain's medals came in track cycling, with the gold coming from Lance and Ryan's tandem.

Road cyclingEdit

Cyclist Event Final
Result Rank
William Genders Time trial 4:50:23.6 9
David Marsh Time trial 5:09:23.6 26
Leon Meredith Time trial 4:58:55.6 18
Edward Newell Time trial Did not finish
William Genders
David Marsh
Leon Meredith
Edward Newell
Team time trial Did not finish

Track cyclingEdit

Ranks given are within the heat.

Cyclist Event Heats Quarterfinals Repechage semis Repechage final Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Cyril Alden 50 km N/A Unknown  
Thomas Harvey 50 km N/A Unknown 8
Horace Johnson Sprint 12.6 1 Q 11.8 1 Q Advanced directly 14.8 1 Q 15.1  
50 km N/A Did not finish
Thomas Lance Sprint 13.2 1 Q Unknown 3 R Unknown 4 Did not advance
Harry Ryan Sprint 13.2 1 Q 12.8 1 Q Advanced directly 12.6 1 Q 15.1  
William Stewart 50 km N/A Unknown 8
Albert White Sprint Unknown 2 Q 12.6 1 Q Advanced directly 15.3 3 Did not advance
Cyril Alden
William Stewart
Tandem N/A 15.6 1 Q N/A Unknown 2 B Unknown 4
Thomas Lance
Harry Ryan
Tandem N/A 12.0 1 Q N/A 11.6 1 Q 11.2  
Henry Lee
William Ormston
Tandem N/A Unknown 3 N/A 15.3 3 Did not advance
Cyril Alden
Thomas Harvey
Horace Johnson
Henry Lee
William Stewart
Albert White
Team pursuit N/A 5:23.8 1 Q N/A 5:14.0 1 Q 5:13.8  

FencingEdit

Eighteen fencers represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. The British team's best individual result came from its only event finalist, Dalglish, who placed eighth in the sabre. The foil team placed fifth for the best overall result for Britain.

Ranks given are within the group.

Fencer Event First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
John Blake Épée 4–5 6 Did not advance
George Burt Épée 1–6 8 Did not advance
Ronald Campbell Épée 3–5 7 Did not advance
Sabre N/A 3–4 5 Did not advance
Robin Dalglish Épée 4–4 4 Q 1–9 11 Did not advance
Sabre N/A 5–2 2 Q 3–3 4 Q 5–6 8
Philip Doyne Foil N/A 2–4 4 Did not advance
Martin Holt Épée 3–5 7 Did not advance
Herbert Huntington Sabre N/A 5–3 4 Q 1–5 6 Did not advance
H. Evan James Foil N/A 2–6 7 Did not advance
Cecil Kershaw Foil N/A 0–6 7 Did not advance
Sabre N/A 3–3 3 Q 2–4 6 Did not advance
Alfred Martin Sabre N/A Did not finish Did not advance
Robert Montgomerie Épée 3–6 7 Did not advance
Foil N/A 2–6 8 Did not advance
Charles Notley Épée 2–6 8 Did not advance
Edgar Seligman Foil N/A 2–3 4 Did not advance
Eric Startin Sabre N/A 1–6 7 Did not advance
Thomas Wand-Tetley Foil N/A 2–3 4 Did not advance
Roland Willoughby Épée 3–4 5 Q 2–8 10 Did not advance
Foil N/A 3–3 4 Did not advance
Jack Blake
George Burt
Martin Holt
Robert Montgomerie
Barry Notley
Edgar Seligman
Team épée[2] N/A 1–4 4 Did not advance
Philip Doyne
Evan James
Cecil Kershaw
Robert Montgomerie
Edgar Seligman
Roland Willoughby
Team foil[2] N/A 2–3 3 Q 0–4 5
Ronald Campbell
Robin Dalglish
William Hammond
Herbert Huntington
Cecil Kershaw
William Marsh
Alfred Ridley-Martin
Team sabre[2] N/A 1–6 6

Field hockeyEdit

Great Britain competed in field hockey for the second time, fielding a single team this time. The team took the gold medal in the four-team round robin, defeating each of the other three teams.

Team Event Final
Result Rank
Great Britain men's national field hockey team Field hockey 3–0  

FootballEdit

Great Britain competed in the Olympic football tournament for the fourth time, having missed only the 1904 tournament. The country had won gold medals in each of its first three appearances while going undefeated. The team's streak was abruptly halted in 1920, however, with a stunning first round loss to Norway.

First round
Norway  3–1  Great Britain
Gundersen   13'   51'
Wilhelms   63'
Report Nicholas   25'
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Johannes Mutters (NED)
Final rank
10th

GymnasticsEdit

Twenty-seven gymnasts represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport, matched only by France. The British squad included only one team, with no gymnasts competing in the individual all-around. The team came in last place of the five competing countries.

Artistic gymnasticsEdit

Gymnast Event Final
Result Rank
Sidney Andrew
Albert Betts
A. G. Cocksedge
J. Cotterell
William Cowhig
Sidney Cross
Horace Dawswell
J. E. Dingley
S. Domville
H. W. Doncaster
R. E. Edgecombe
W. Edwards
Henry John Finchett
Bernard Franklin
J. Harris
Samuel Hodgetts
Stanley Leigh
George. Masters
Ronald McLean
O. Morris
E. P. Ness
A. E. Page
A. O. Pinner
E. Pugh
H. W. Taylor
J. A. Walker
Ralph H. Yandell
Team 290.115 5

Modern pentathlonEdit

Four pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, having competed in both instances of the Olympic pentathlon.

A point-for-place system was used, with the lowest total score winning.

Pentathlete Final
Riding Fencing Shooting Swimming Running Total Rank
John Boustead 15 11 12 16 7 66 15
Edward Clarke 17 14 15 10 12 60 11
Edward Gedge 16 6 11 18 16 78 21
Thomas Wand-Tetley 22 15 8 17 9 69 17

PoloEdit

Great Britain competed in the Olympic polo tournament for the third time, the only nation to have competed in each edition of the competition to that point (and, eventually, the entire time polo was played at the Olympics). Great Britain fielded a single team in 1920, as opposed to 1900 and 1908, when the country had players on six of the eight teams to play. The British team nevertheless took another gold medal, defeating Belgium in the semifinals and Spain in the final.

Semifinals
  Great Britain (GBR)8–3  Belgium (BEL)
 
Final
  Spain (ESP)11–13  Great Britain (GBR)
 
Final rank
  Gold

RowingEdit

Ten rowers represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. Both of the British boats earned silver medals; in each instance, it was an American boat which beat Great Britain's representative in the final.

Ranks given are within the heat.

Rower Cox Event Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Jack Beresford N/A Single sculls 7:45.0 1 Q 7:45.0 1 Q 7:36.0  
Ewart Horsfall
Guy Oliver Nickalls
Richard Lucas
Walter James
John Campbell
Sebastian Earl
Ralph Shove
Sidney Swann
Robin Johnstone Eight 6:19.0 1 Q 6:26.4 1 Q 6:05.8  

SailingEdit

Six sailors represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's third appearance in the sport. Britain had the only female sailor of 1920. Both of the nation's boats took gold medals, without competition in the 18 foot class and over a Norwegian team in the 7 metre.

Sailors Class Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Score Rank
Thomas Hedberg
Francis Richards
18 foot Unknown  
Robert Coleman
William Maddison
Cyril Wright
Dorothy Wright
7 metre Unknown  

SkatingEdit

Figure skatingEdit

Six figure skaters represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport; Great Britain was one of three countries to compete in both Summer Olympics figure skating competitions. The British team was able to capture only a single bronze medal in 1920.

Skater Event Final
Result Rank
Kenneth Beaumont Men's singles 59.0 9
Phyllis Johnson Ladies' singles 18.5 4
Basil Williams Men's singles 49.5 7
Phyllis Johnson
Basil Williams
Pairs 25.0  
Ethel Muckelt
Sydney Wallwork
Pairs 34.0 5
Kenneth Beaumont
Madeleine Beaumont
Pairs 55.0 8

ShootingEdit

Seven shooters represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport; France was one of three nations (along with Denmark and France) to have competed at each Olympic shooting contest to that point. The British shooters were unable to secure a medal for the first time since 1900.

Shooter Event Final
Result Rank
Enoch Jenkins Trap Unknown
George Whitaker Trap 79 12
William Ellicott
William Grosvenor
Harold Humby
Charles Palmer
Ernest Pocock
George Whitaker
Team clay pigeons 488 4

TennisEdit

Eight tennis players, four men and four women, competed for Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's fifth appearance in the sport, tied with France for the most of any country. The doubles competitions were Great Britain's strength, with both gold medals coming from pairs—men's and women's. The country added a pair of silver medals in the women's and mixed doubles. The British players also took a pair of medals in the women's singles; Holman took silver and McKane won the bronze.

Player Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Rank
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Alfred Beamish Men's singles   Woffek (TCH)
W 6–1, 6–3, 6–4
  Ardelt (TCH)
W 6–2, 6–4, 6–3
  Alonso (ESP)
L 6–1, 5–7, 5–7, 6–3, 6–1
Did not advance 9
Geraldine Beamish Women's singles N/A Bye   Holman (GBR)
L 8–6, 6–2
Did not advance 9
Edith Holman Women's singles N/A Bye   Beamish (GBR)
W 8–6, 6–2
  Arendt (BEL)
W 6–2, 6–3
  McKane (GBR)
W
  Lenglen (FRA)
L 6–3, 6–0
 
Francis Lowe Men's singles Bye   Zerlentis (GRE)
W 14–12, 8–10, 7–5, 6–4
  Colombo (ITA)
W 6–4, 6–0, 2–6, 7–5
  Winslow (RSA)
L 6–4, 3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 6–2
Did not advance 5
Kathleen McKane Women's singles N/A   Vaussard (FRA)
W 6–4, 6–4
  Gagliardi (ITA)
W 6–1, 1–6, 6–2
  D'Ayen (FRA)
W 6–2, 6–3
  Holman (GBR)
L
  Fick (SWE)
W 6–2, 6–0
 
Winifred McNair Women's singles N/A Bye   Lenglen (FRA)
L 6–0, 6–0
Did not advance 9
Oswald Turnbull Men's singles Bye Bye   Balbi (ITA)
W 3–6, 6–3, 6–0, 6–8, 6–2
  Alonso (ESP)
W 0–6, 7–5, 4–6, 6–3, 7–5
  Raymond (RSA)
L 5–7, 6–4, 7–5, 6–4
  Winslow (RSA)
L
4
Max Woosnam Men's singles   Müller (SWE)
W 3–6, 6–1, 6–3, 6–3
  Alonso (ESP)
L 6–1, 2–6, 6–1, 6–3
Did not advance 17
Alfred Beamish
Francis Lowe
Men's doubles N/A   Blackbeard & Dodd (RSA)
L 6–1, 10–8, 6–3
Did not advance 17
Alfred Beamish
Geraldine Beamish
Mixed doubles N/A   McNair & Turnbull (GBR)
W 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
  Décugis & Lenglen (FRA)
L 6–2, 6–0
Did not advance 9
Geraldine Beamish
Edith Holman
Women's doubles N/A N/A Bye   de Borman & Tschaggeny (BEL)
W 6–2, 6–4
  Arendt & Storms (BEL)
W 6–1, 6–1
  McKane & McNair (GBR)
L 8–6, 6–4
 
Edith Holman
Francis Lowe
Mixed doubles N/A   McKane & Woosnam (GBR)
L 7–5, 8–6
Did not advance 14
Kathleen McKane
Winifred McNair
Women's doubles N/A N/A Bye   Chaudoir & Dupont (BEL)
W 6–2, 7–5
  d'Ayen & Lenglen (FRA)
W 2–6, 3–6, 8–6
  Beamish & Holman (GBR)
W 8–6, 6–4
 
Kathleen McKane
Max Woosnam
Mixed doubles N/A   Holman & Lowe (GBR)
W 7–5, 8–6
  d'Ayen & Hirsch (FRA)
W 6–4, 6–2
Bye   Skrbková & Žemla-Rázný (TCH)
W 9–7, 6–3
  Décugis & Lenglen (FRA)
L 6–4, 6–2
 
Winifred McNair
Oswald Turnbull
Mixed doubles N/A   Beamish
Beamish (GBR)
L 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Did not advance 14
Oswald Turnbull
Max Woosnam
Men's doubles N/A Bye   Týř & Woffek (TCH)
W 6–1, 6–2, 6–3
  Balbi & Colombo (ITA)
W 6–2, 6–8, 6–1, 6–3
  Albarran & Décugis (FRA)
W 4–6, 6–4, 6–3, 10–8
  Kashio & Kumagai (JPN)
W 6–2, 5–7, 7–5, 7–5
 

Tug of warEdit

Great Britain competed in the Olympic tug of war tournament for the third time in 1920, the final appearance of the sport in the Olympics. Along with Sweden and the United States, Great Britain's three appearances in the five Olympic tug of war tournaments were the most of any nation.

The Bergvall System was used in 1920. Great Britain won all three of its matches, taking the gold medal to become the only country to win two Olympic golds in the tug of war.

All matches were best-of-three pulls.

Quarterfinals
  Great Britain (GBR)2–0  United States (USA)
 
Semifinals
  Great Britain (GBR)2–0  Belgium (BEL)
 
Final
  Great Britain (GBR)2–0  Netherlands (NED)
 
Final rank
  Gold

WeightliftingEdit

Two weightlifters represented Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's second appearance in the sport, having competed in 1896 but not 1900.

Weightlifter Event Final
Result Rank
Percival Mills 67.5 kg 192.5 12
John Paine 60 kg 172.5 11

WrestlingEdit

Ten wrestlers competed for Great Britain in 1920. It was the nation's fourth appearance in the sport. The British wrestlers competed only in the freestyle, with two wrestlers in each weight class. Bernard and Wright took bronze medals; they were the only two Britons to get any wins at all, winning two matches apiece.

FreestyleEdit

Wrestler Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals / Bronze match Rank
Edgar Bacon Middleweight Bye   Penttala (FIN) (L) Did not advance 9
Stanley Bacon Middleweight Bye   Frantz (USA) (L) Did not advance 9
Bernard Bernard Featherweight N/A Bye   Harrasse (FRA) (W)   Ackerly (USA) (L)   Shindes (IND) (W)  
Henry Inman Featherweight N/A Bye   Shindes (IND) (L) Did not advance 5
Frederick Mason Heavyweight N/A   Meyer (USA) (L) Did not advance 5
Archie MacDonald Heavyweight N/A   Nilsson (SWE) (L) Did not advance 5
Walter Wilson Light heavyweight N/A Bye   Redman (USA) (L) Did not advance 5
Noel Rhys Light heavyweight N/A   Westerlund (FIN) (L) Did not advance 9
Walter Wilson Light heavyweight N/A Bye   Redman (USA) (L) Did not advance 5
Peter Wright Lightweight N/A Bye   Joudiou (FRA) (W)   Svensson (SWE) (L)   Thys (BEL) (W)  

Art competitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Denmark Fencing at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games". Sports-Reference. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Composition for teams.

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