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Jimmy Chappell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJames Wiliam "Jimmy"•Chappell
Used nameJimmy•Chappell
Born25 March 1915 in Batley, West Yorkshire, England (GBR)
Died3 April 1973 in Pinellas County, Florida (USA)
AffiliationsEarls Court Rangers , London (GBR) / Brighton Tigers, Brighton (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

At the age of ten, Jimmy Chappell was taken to Canada by his parents and started playing hockey with the Oshawa Collegians in 1930. After three years, he joined Whitley and was a member of the team which won the intermediate championship of Ontario in 1935. He also played cricket for the Canadian national team before his return to England where he was signed up by Earl’s Court Rangers. At the 1936 Olympics, Chappell played in all the matches except the one against Japan and was subsequently a member of the team which won the European Championship in 1937 and 1938. At the outbreak of war Chappell was playing for Dunfermline, but he later joined the Army and took part in the D-day landings. When the game was revived on a national scale after the war, he joined Brighton Tigers and was one of three 1936 gold medallists who also played for the 1948 Olympic side.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1936 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Great Britain 1 Gold Representing Great Britain    
1948 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Great Britain 5 Representing Great Britain    

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