John Sewell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJohn•Sewell
Used nameJohn•Sewell
Born23 April 1882 in Halfmorton, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (GBR)
Died18 July 1947 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

After winning a silver medal in 1912, John Sewell went on to win a gold medal in 1920. Like a number of his colleagues on the City of London Police Tug-of-War team, Sewell was also an accomplished wrestler. He was the British heavyweight champion in the Cumberland & Westmoreland style for four successive years from 1907 to 1910.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR John Sewell
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Tug-Of-War GBR John Sewell
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold