Jim Webster

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Alfred "Jim"•Webster
Used nameJim•Webster
Born23 January 1886 in Islington, England (GBR)
Died14 December 1951 in City of London, England (GBR)
Measurements165 cm / 51 kg
AffiliationsLondon Amateur Wrestling Society, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Jim Webster of the London Amateur Wrestling Club was the British amateur freestyle featherweight champion in 1908. Participating in that same event at the London Olympics in that same year, he lost in the quarter-final to American George Dole, who eventually went on to win the gold medal. He later received a certificate of special merit for his Olympic performance. A resident of Clerkenwell, Webster later turned professional in October of that same year, and continued wrestling into the 1910s. He served with the Royal Fusiliers in World War I and later worked in an ordnance depot as a fitter.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR Jim Webster
Featherweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =5