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George Beattie

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorge•Beattie
Used nameGeorge•Beattie
Other namesGeo Beattie
Born28 May 1877 in Montréal, Québec (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

A prolific sport shooter, George Beattie competed in three editions of the Summer Olympics for Canada and won just as many medals. In 1908 he was the runner-up in the individual trap event, behind countryman Walter Ewing, and won a second silver medal in the team tournament alongside Ewing, Mylie Fletcher, David McMackon, George Vivian, and Arthur Westover. In 1920 he was fifth in the team event (but had the highest score among his countrymen) and failed to medal in the individual competition. Four years later he captured his third and final silver medal with the Canadian team (William Barnes, John Black, James Montgomery, Samuel Newton, and Samuel Vance) and placed sixth individually. This team also came in third at that year’s British Championships. Beattie also won the Brewers and Maltsters Trophy in 1910. He lived most of life in Hamilton, Ontario and worked as a Wentworth County game warden.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting CAN George Beattie
Trap, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Canada 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting CAN George Beattie
Trap, Men (Olympic) AC
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Canada 5
1924 Summer Olympics Shooting CAN George Beattie
Trap, Men (Olympic) =6
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Canada 2 Silver

Research notes

COC has a YOB of 1887:

http://www.olympic.ca/en/athletes/george-beattie/

Lived in Hamilton, Ontario in 1908 and 1921, per passenger lists, when returning from Olympics. Also lived in Hamilton, Ontario per 1901 Canadian Census. YOB given as 1876 and name as George Beatty, the same as 1908 passenger list.

Still alive in 1946: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wcc6AAAAIBAJ&sjid=SyoMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2232,25777247&dq=george-beattie+hamilton+shooting&hl=en

Created: Paul Tchir at January 26, 2010 14:55, Last edited: Paul Tchir at July 06, 2013 16:53