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Isaac Bentham

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameIsaac•Bentham
Used nameIsaac•Bentham
Born27 October 1886 in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Died15 May 1917 in Arras, Pas-de-Calais (FRA)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

One of the strongest swimmers in the country at the time, Isaac Bentham, a forward from Wigan, and Arthur Hill were the only members of Britain’s 1912 water polo team whose Olympic success was restricted to one gold medal. All the other team members won a second gold, either in 1908 or 1920. A former grocer, and then tram conductor, Bentham served as a sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery during World War I and was sent to France in 1915. His was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS Representing Great Britain    
Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold

Special Notes