James Clarke (athlete)

James Michael Clarke (6 October 1874 – 29 December 1929) was an Irish tug of war competitor who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1]

Olympic medal record
Men's Tug of war
Silver medal – second place 1908 London Team

He was from Bohola in county Mayo and was a cousin of Martin Sheridan and competed against his cousin during the Tug of War event at the 1908 London Olympics, in which he won the silver medal as member of the British team Liverpool Police.[2]


  1. ^ "James Clarke". Olympedia. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  2. ^ Irish The World Over in the Olympic Games

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