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Reginald Potts

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameReginald Hubert•Potts
Used nameReginald•Potts
Born3 January 1892 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died21 March 1968 in Worthing, West Sussex, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Reginald Potts and his older half-brother Edward were in the Great Britain bronze-medal-winning team at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. Edward was also the English national champion that year. The siblings were also in the successful Northampton Polytechnic Institute (NPI) team that beat Birmingham City to win their first ever Adams Shield as national team champions in 1912, and again in 1913 when NPI retained the title. Reginald was on the losing side in 1914 when Birmingham avenged two successive defeats by beating NPI in the final. Potts was to emulate his brother that year, however, and capture the English national title.

Potts had another full brother, Henry, who was an honorary secretary and judge of the Amateur Wrestling Association between 1908-12 and was a gymnastics and wrestling judge at the 1908 London Olympics. He was also twice the Inter-Polytechnic high jump champion. Henry and Reginald both worked as clerks for the insurers, Lloyds of London.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Reginald Potts
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 32
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 3 Bronze

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