John Derbyshire (swimmer)

John Derbyshire (swimmer)

John Henry "Rob" Derbyshire (29 November 1878–30 July 1938) was a English freestyle swimmer and water polo player from Chorlton,dn Lancashire, [England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: John Henry Derbyshire; Jan-Feb-Mar quarter 1879; District: Chorlton; Volume: 8c; Page: 806.] who competed in the 1900 Summer Olympics, 1906 Summer Olympics, 1908 Summer Olympics and 1912 Summer Olympics.

In the 1900 Olympics he was a member of gold medal winning British water polo team.

Six years later at Athens he won a bronze medal as a member of British 4×250 metre freestyle relay team and also competed in the 100 metre freestyle and 400 metre freestyle events.

Two years later at London he won a gold medal as a member of British 4×200 metre freestyle relay team and was second in his heat of 100 metre freestyle and did not advance.

Four years later at Stockholm he was third in his heat of 100 metre freestyle and did not advance.


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