Robert Jolly

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert•Jolly
Used nameRobert•Jolly
Born1885 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Robert Jolly joined the East Liverpool Wheelers in 1906, and that year won both the club and Liverpool District unpaced 50 miles time-trials. He also finished runner-up to Tom Sherratt of Wigan in the NCU Liverpool Centre 50-mile Championship. In 1907, however, Jolly won the Liverpool Centre 50-mile title and also the tandem title with fellow Wheelers rider J. Norman, with whom he would also compete at the Olympics a year later. Jolly moved to Sefton Harriers for the 1908 season, and failed to retain his 50-mile title when runner-up to Wigan’s Ben Jones. He won a second Liverpool Centre tandem title in 1909, this time with F. Kinghorn.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Robert Jolly
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) John Norman 2 h6 r1/3
100 kilometres, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r1/2