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George Whitaker

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorge•Whitaker
Used nameGeorge•Whitaker
Born25 August 1864 in Walworth, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died23 August 1937 in Hove, Brighton and Hove, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

George Whitaker won trap team medals at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics, and came close to a third, with a fourth place finish, in 1920. His best individual performance was at the 1908 London Games when he finished 11th. The son of a London builder, Whitaker was a member of the National Gun Club and worked as an auctioneer and estate agent until living off personal means as a result of inheriting part of his father’s estate in 1893, which was the equivalent of around £5 million in 2020.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR George Whitaker
Trap, Men (Olympic) 11
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR George Whitaker
Trap, Men (Olympic) 33
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver
1920 Summer Olympics Shooting GBR George Whitaker
Trap, Men (Olympic) 12
Trap, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 4