Jimmy Borland

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Andrew "Jimmy"•Borland
Used nameJimmy•Borland
Born25 March 1910 in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Died31 January 1970 in Montréal, Québec (CAN)
AffiliationsBrighton Tigers, Brighton (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Jimmy Borland was selected for the British team for the 1934 World Championships, while playing for the Grosvenor House Canadian. He missed the 1935 season but in Olympic year he was captain of Brighton Tigers and was in the line-up for five of Britain’s seven matches at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. An electrician by trade, Borland was a keen all-round sportsman and excellent at golf, swimming and baseball.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) GBR Jimmy Borland
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 1 Gold

Special Notes


Most sources state that he died in 1938 but he is known to have worked as an electrician in Montreal after World War II.