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Paddy Philbin

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePatrick "Paddy"•Philbin
Used namePaddy•Philbin
Born4 August 1874 in Castlebar (IRL)
Died1929 in Liverpool, Merseyside, England (GBR)
Measurements98 kg
NOC Great Britain


Paddy Philbin moved to Liverpool as a teenager and started work as a farm labourer, before joining the Liverpool City Police force. He was a member of the Liverpool Police tug-of-war team, appearing as the Great Britain second team, at the 1908 London Olympics, and pulled in the controversial win over the USA. The Liverpool team then beat Sweden 2-0, before losing by the same score to the London City Police in the final.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR Paddy Philbin
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Liverpool Police Team 2 Silver