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Charles Bugbee

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCharles G.•Bugbee
Used nameCharles•Bugbee
Born29 August 1887 in Stratford, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died18 October 1959 in Edgware, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements191 cm
AffiliationsCity of London Police Swimming Club, London (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

Hailing from West Ham, Charles Bugbee was a City of London policeman, and was a fine swimmer in his younger days. At the age of 19 he took part in the 1907 English Long-Distance Swimming Championship on the River Thames. Having turned to water polo, Bugbee, along with Paul Radmilovic and Charles Smith, were the three members of the Great Britain team that competed at the 1912, 1920, and 1924 Olympics, and were dual gold medal winners in the first two of those years. Bugbee continued playing water polo beyond his 40th birthday and in 1927 helped Middlesex reach the final of the English County Championship, where they went on to beat Lancashire.

During World War I, Bugbee served with the Royal Naval Air Service between 1915-18. After ending his police career, he worked as a gatekeeper for the Bank of England.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1912 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold Representing Great Britain    
1920 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold Representing Great Britain    
1924 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic Great Britain =10 Representing Great Britain