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Arthur Sharp

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameArthur T.•Sharp
Used nameArthur•Sharp
AffiliationsOtter Swimming Club, London (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

The swimming career of Arthur Sharp was a brief and insignificant one, just like his appearance at the 1908 London Olympics. With no ASA titles or podium finishes to his name, Sharp gained selection for the 400 metres freestyle after three impressive swims in the Olympics trials, and the week after his call up, he won the 440 yards for Otter SC in their annual match against Cambridge University. Once at the Games, Sharp had to wait until the ninth and last heat before his opening round swim, and he then failed to qualify when finishing second by more than 40 seconds to the only other starter, Hungary’s Henrik Hajós.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 2 h9 r1/3 Representing Great Britain    

Research notes

attended St Paul’s School, London

Created: Taavi Kalju at March 18, 2019 17:56, Last edited: Taavi Kalju at March 18, 2019 17:56