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Robert Crawshaw

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Arnold•Crawshaw
Used nameRobert•Crawshaw
Born6 March 1869 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Died14 September 1952 in Burnley, Lancashire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsOsborne SC, Manchester (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Robert Crawshaw was a back for the Mayfield club, but was co-opted onto the Osborne Club for the water polo competition at the 1900 Paris Olympics. He also competed in the 200 metres freestyle and 200 metres backstroke events at Paris. He failed to qualify for the final in each event.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1900 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Robert Crawshaw
200 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4
200 metres Backstroke, Men (Olympic) AC r2/2
200 metres Obstacle Course, Men (Olympic) DNS
Water Polo (Aquatics) GBR Robert Crawshaw
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Osborne Swimming Club, Manchester 1 Gold