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Harold Cooke

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarold Douglas R•Cooke
Used nameHarold•Cooke
Born1895 in Shackerstone, Leicestershire, England (GBR)
Died1966 in Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBirmingham University
NOC Great Britain


Harold Cooke’s international experience was limited to four caps for England, including the one match he played at the 1920 Olympic tournament in Antwerp. He played for Birmingham University, Worcester and Warwickshire and graduated from Birmingham University in 1920 with passes in metallurgy, chemistry, engineering, accountancy and German. He later moved north and played for Saltburn, West Hartlepool Caledonians and Redcar and won further county honours with Yorkshire and also represented the North, In 1933 he was elected onto the Yorkshire Hockey Association selection committee and served them for many years.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Hockey GBR Harold Cooke
Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold