Paul Radmilovic

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full namePaolo Francesco "Paul"•Radmilovic
Used namePaul•Radmilovic
Nick/petnamesRaddy
Born5 March 1886 in Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales (GBR)
Died29 September 1968 in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England (GBR)
Measurements180 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsWeston-super-Mare Swimming Club, Weston-super-Mare (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Welsh-born of a Croatian father and an Irish mother, Paul Radmilovic competed for Britain in the Olympic Games a record six times and captained the water polo team four times. Possibly his finest moment in an outstanding Olympic water polo career came when he scored the winning goal against Belgium three minutes from time in the 1920 final. He made his Olympic debut in 1906 when he reached the final of both the 100 metre and 400 metre freestyle and his final appearance was as a 42-year-old in 1928 as a member of the water polo team. “Raddy” spent most of his life in Weston-Super-Mare where he represented the local club both at swimming and water polo. Although he won nine ASA freestyle titles and his international swimming career lasted an incredible 30 years, it was as a water polo player that he received recognition and in 1967 he became only the second Briton to be inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in Florida. He was also a scratch golfer and a talented soccer player and he was for many years, the licensee of the Imperial Hotel in Weston-Super-Mare. After his death, his son took over the license and continued to display his father’s impressive collection of trophies.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Paul Radmilovic
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) 4
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) 5
1 mile Freestyle, Men (Intercalated) DNF
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Paul Radmilovic
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r2/3
400 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 h2 r2/3
1,500 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 1 h1 r1/3
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
Water Polo (Aquatics) GBR Paul Radmilovic
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) GBR Paul Radmilovic
100 metres Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 5 h3 r2/4
Water Polo (Aquatics) GBR Paul Radmilovic
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
1920 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) GBR Paul Radmilovic
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold
1924 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) GBR Paul Radmilovic
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Great Britain =10
1928 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) GBR Paul Radmilovic
Water Polo, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 4

Special Notes