Bert Cronin

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam “Bert”•Cronin
Used nameBert•Cronin
Born15 December 1902 in Swansea, Wales (GBR)
Died5 January 1980 in Swansea, Wales (GBR)
AffiliationsSwansea YMCA, Swansea (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Gymnast Bert Cronin was a team-mate of the multiple British champion Arthur Whitford at Swansea YMCA. Cronin never won a national title, but was Welsh champion in 1926 and 1927, and in the latter year captained Swansea to in the final of the national team championship, but lost to Birmingham. Like Whitford, Cronin, a former secretary of the South Wales Gymnastics Association, was coached by Walter Standish.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Bert Cronin
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 76
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 11
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 85
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 79
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 78
Rings, Men (Olympic) =74
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =57