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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR George Innocent
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 h5 r1/3
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR George Innocent
200 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) AC h5 r1/3
400 metres Breaststroke, Men (Olympic) AC h2 r2/3