Jasper Blackall

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJasper Roy•Blackall
Used nameJasper•Blackall
Born20 July 1920 in Hackney, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBurnham Sailing Club, Burnham-on-Crouch (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Jasper Blackall was not particularly prominent on the international sailing scene during the 1950s but, prior to the 1956 Summer Olympics, he teamed up with Terence Smith and was chosen to represent Great Britain in the Sharpie Class at the Games. Riding in a German-built boat from 1931, the duo performed fairly consistently throughout the tournament and ended up with a bronze medal, well behind the New Zealand and Australian teams, but comfortably ahead of the Italians. Neither sailor appeared in the Olympics again, but Blackall continued to compete on and off internationally, and eventually moved to Portugal. A member of the Burnham Sailing Club, by career he was an illustrator and designer. He died sometime between 2018 and 2020.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Sailing GBR Jasper Blackall
Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy, Open (Olympic) Terry Smith 3 Bronze