Robert Coleman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Henry Schofield•Coleman
Used nameRobert•Coleman
Born9 June 1883 in Ballarat, Victoria (AUS)
Died1 January 1960 in Brentwood, England (GBR)
AffiliationsRoyal Burnham Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


The 7-metre class was only on the Olympic yachting program in 1908 and 1920 and Great Britain won the event on both occasions. Robert Coleman was a crew member in 1920 aboard Cyril Wright’s entry, Ancora, from the Royal Burnham Yacht Club. Born in Australia, he came to Europe to fight in France during World War I. He was married to Connie Machin, a sister of Dorothy Wright, who was born Dorothy Machin.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Sailing GBR Robert Coleman
7 metres, Open (Olympic) Ancora 1 Gold

Olympic family relations


YOB also seen as 1888, but 1883 is corretc per Australian records.