Chris Mackintosh

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter
Full nameCharles Ernest Whistler Christopher "Chris"•Mackintosh
Used nameChris•Mackintosh
Born31 October 1903 in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg (GER)
Died12 January 1974 in Haddington, Scotland (GBR)
Measurements188 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsUniversity of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Christopher Mackintosh was an accomplished all-round sportsman who, after winning the Public Schools lawn tennis doubles in 1921, went up to Oxford where he represented the University at athletics, rugby football, and skiing. He also played rugby for Scotland on the wing in 1924 and was a member of the British crew that won the 4-man bobsleigh at the 1938 World Championships. Mackintosh won the long jump for Oxford vs. Cambridge in 1924-25, exceeding 23-0 (7.01) on both occasions. On leaving Oxford, he joined Sir Henry Lunn’s Alpine travel business and served as Chairman of the company from 1931-44. Four of his children Sheena (1948/52), Vora (1952), Charlach (1956/60) and Douglas (1956) were Olympic skiers.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.14 (23-5¼) (1925).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Chris Mackintosh
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 6
1924 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) GBR Chris Mackintosh
18 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Ski Jumping (Skiing) GBR Chris Mackintosh
Large Hill, Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS
Nordic Combined (Skiing) GBR Chris Mackintosh
Individual, Men (Olympic) DNS

Olympic family relations

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