Jack Mortimer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJack•Mortimer
Used nameJack•Mortimer
Born17 March 1913 in Bradford, England (GBR)
Died11 January 2007 in Harrogate, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


When the Great Britain wrestling squad for the 1948 Olympics was announced just three weeks before the start of the Games, Chingford’s Arnold Parsons was entered for the featherweight division in both the freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions. However, he only competed in the freestyle event with Jack Mortimer getting the call to compete in the Greco-Roman event. He survived one round before being eliminated in round two. Despite appearing at the Olympics, Mortimer never won a British title.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR Jack Mortimer
Featherweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) AC