George Faulkner

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Alan•Faulkner
Used nameGeorge•Faulkner
Born15 January 1888 in Birmingham, England (GBR)
Died13 October 1974 in Ilfracombe, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBirmingham Athletic Institute, Birmingham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


George Faulkner was a house painter in Birmingham during which time he competed at the 1908 Olympics in London in the lightweight class of both the freestyle (catch-as-catch-can) and Greco-Roman wrestling events. The sole representative of the Birmingham Athletic Institute to compete at the games, Faulkner unfortunately lost both of his matches, to eventual silver medallist Billy Wood in the freestyle, and to Anders Møller of Denmark in the Greco-Roman. He later worked as an engineering fitter and died in 1974, aged 86.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR George Faulkner
Lightweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) =9
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =9