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George Nevinson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Wilfred•Nevinson
Used nameGeorge•Nevinson
Born3 October 1882 in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Died13 March 1963 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England (GBR)
Measurements174 cm
AffiliationsSalford SC, Salford (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


After winning a gold medal in 1908, George Nevinson had to decline an invitation to compete in the 1912 Games due to a leg injury. For the major part of his playing career he was a member of Salford SC, but he moved to Lancaster in 1913 when he obtained a job as joiner with the local Corporation. Nevinson was twice married and had seven daughters and three sons.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) GBR George Nevinson
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold