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John Slim

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Percival•Slim
Used nameJohn•Slim
Born9 January 1885 in Wednesbury, West Midlands, England (GBR)
Died14 March 1966 in Wandsworth, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsHammersmith Amateur Wrestling Club, Hammersmith (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


John Slim was the British featherweight champion in 1905 and 1907 and won silver at the 1908 Olympics in freestyle featherweight class. After the Olympics, Slim retired from wrestling and moved to Germany, where he was responsible for introducing boxing to Germany and was boxing tutor to the Prussian Royal princes before World War I.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR John Slim
Featherweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver


Name erroneously listed before as James P. Slim, but John P. Slim is correct per British Wrestling Association and relatives.