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Jimmy Stark

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Primrose "Jimmy"•Stark
Used nameJimmy•Stark
Born7 March 1885 in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland (GBR)
Died16 June 1929 in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland (GBR)
AffiliationsUniversity of Glasgow, Glasgow (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


James Stark was Scottish champion at 100 y (1904-05, 1908) and 220 y (1905) and second at 100 y and third at 220 y at the 1905 AAA Championships. In the Scotland vs. Ireland match he won the 100 y (1905-06) and the 220 y (1905). He worked for a firm of Glasgow solicitors.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.2 (1905); 220y – 22.6 (1905).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Jimmy Stark
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h4 r2/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h11 r1/3