|Roles||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||James Joseph•Barrett|
|Born||17 December 1879 in Rahela, Ballyduff (IRL)|
|Died||27 July 1942 in St. Pancras, Greater London, England (GBR)|
|Affiliations||Polytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)|
James Barrett was an Irish member of the Polytechnic Harriers and the brother of the tug-of-war Olympic gold medalist, Ned. John Barrett was the Irish shot put champion seven times (IAAA - 1903, 1906-08, 1911; and GAA in 1902), and he won the AAA title in 1911 and 1923. He also briefly held the world record for the 28-lb. and 48-lb. shot put. At the 1908 Olympics he failed to do himself justice after an American competitor accidentally dropped a shot on his foot. His career was a policeman with the Royal Irish Constabulary.
Personal Best: SP – 13.88 (1904).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||Nationality||As|
|1908 Summer Olympics||Athletics||GBR||IRL||James Barrett|
|Shot Put, Men (Olympic)|
|Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic)|