Ernest Leigh

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameErnest•Leigh
Used nameErnest•Leigh
Born17 January 1895 in Swansea, Swansea, Wales (GBR)
Died11 October 1960 in Swansea, Swansea, Wales (GBR)
AffiliationsSwansea YMCA, Swansea (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Despite being the older brother of Stanley, Ernest Leigh was regularly in the shadow of his younger sibling and had to watch him win three national titles. The nearest Ernest came to winning a national title was in 1924 when he finished third behind Stanley and Harry Finchett. The two brothers regularly gave gymnastic exhibitions around south Wales, and other parts of Britain


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Ernest Leigh
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 55
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 6
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =67
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 53
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 57
Rings, Men (Olympic) 26
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 48
Rope Climbing, Men (Olympic) 62
Side Horse, Men (Olympic) =54

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