Arthur Wood

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur Nicholas Lindsay•Wood
Used nameArthur•Wood
Born29 March 1875 in Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England (GBR)
Died1 June 1939 in St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland (GBR)
Title(s)2nd Baronet Wood
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Arthur Wood won his Olympic gold medal in 1908 as a crew member aboard Blair Cochrane’s Hera in the 8-metre class. Wood was educated at Eton and succeeded his father, the first Baronet, in 1920. He served in the Northumberland Artillery and was Sheriff of County Durham in 1933. He died in Scotland while on holiday from his home at Chester-le-Street.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Sailing GBR Arthur Wood
8 metres, Open (Olympic) Cobweb 1 Gold

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