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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Arthur Sharp
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 h9 r1/3