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Ned Barrett

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
SexMale
Full nameEdward "Ned"•Barrett
Used nameNed•Barrett
Born3 November 1877 in Rahela, Ballyduff (IRL)
Died19 March 1932 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements185 cm / 99 kg
AffiliationsCity of London Police A.C., London (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain
Ethnic nationIRL

Biography

After winning an Olympic gold medal in 1908 as a member of the City of London Police Tug-of-War team, Edward Barrett won a bronze medal in the heavyweight freestyle wrestling. He also competed in the shot, discus, and javelin at the 1908 Games but wrestling was undoubtedly his premier sport and he was the British heavyweight freestyle champion in 1908 and 1911. Barrett also competed in the Greco-Roman style wrestling events at the 1908 and 1912 Olympics but lost in the early rounds on each occasion. In addition, he won an All-Ireland title for hurling as a member of the London team that beat Cork in the 1901 All-Ireland final. As of 2013 this is the only instance where the championship has been won a team from outside Ireland. In July 1914, Barrett resigned from the City of London Police and there is no trace of him in sporting circles after that date.

Personal Bests: SP – 12.89 (42-3½) (1908); DT – 32.66 (107-2) (1908).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics Shot Put, Men Olympic 5 Representing Great Britain    
  Discus Throw, Men Olympic AC
  Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men Olympic AC
Tug-Of-War Tug-Of-War, Men Olympic London City Police 1 Gold
Wrestling Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic =5
  Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics Shot Put, Men Olympic DNS Representing Great Britain    
Wrestling Heavyweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic AC r3/7

Olympic family relations

Errata

Year of birth also seen as 1880, but 1877 is correct per Irish baptism records and England 1911 census.

Research notes

Affiliation confirmed for 1908 only.

Created: Martin Kellner at May 28, 2017 21:52, Last edited: Martin Kellner at May 28, 2017 21:52