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Ernest Chambers

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErnest Henry•Chambers
Used nameErnest•Chambers
Born7 April 1907 in Hackney, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died29 January 1985 in Worthing, West Sussex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBrighton Stanley Wheelers, Brighton (GBR) / Polytechnic C.C., Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Although he was an accomplished sprinter in his own right, Ernest Chambers’ successes at the Olympic Games came in the tandem sprint events. Paired with Jack Sibbit they reached the final in 1928 in Amsterdam but were beaten by the pair from the host country in slightly controversial circumstances. Some thought the Dutch duo blocked the Britons in the final stages.

Chambers partnered his brother Stanley at the 1932 Games and, after losing to the French pair in round one, battled their way to the final only to lose their rematch with the French. He reunited with Sibbit for an unsuccessful campaign at the Berlin Olympics before retiring. In later life he ran a cycle shop in the London borough of Mitcham.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Ernest Chambers
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Jack Sibbit 2 Silver
1932 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Ernest Chambers
Sprint, Men (Olympic) =5
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Stan Chambers 2 Silver
1936 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Ernest Chambers
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Jack Sibbit =5

Olympic family relations