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George Innocent

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge•Innocent
Used nameGeorge•Innocent
Born13 May 1885 in Holborn, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died4 April 1957 in St. Pancras, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsCity of London Police Swimming Club, London (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain


A City of London policeman, George Innocent won the 1901 Islington 100 yards freestyle title at the age of 16. Before he had reached 20, he had won the South of England title, two national police quarter-mile titles and, in 1905, the first of three successive City of London police 100 yards titles. Innocent appeared at two Olympics, and his best result was in reaching the 400 breaststroke semi-final in 1912, but he failed to finish. After ending his police career, Innocent worked as a guard for the Bank of England.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 h5 r1/3 Representing Great Britain    
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 200 metres Breaststroke, Men Olympic AC h5 r1/3 Representing Great Britain    
  400 metres Breaststroke, Men Olympic AC h2 r2/3