John Henry DERBYSHIRE

Great Britain GBR

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Paris 1900
  • Year of Birth
    1878
Olympic Results

Biography

John Henry DERBYSHIRE

Between 1898 and 1904 Rob Derbyshire won a total of ten individual ASA titles, including six victories in the 100 yards freestyle; he became the fist Britain to break one minute for that distance in 1907. In addition to his two Olympic medals events he also competed in the 100 metre freestyle in 1906, 1908, and 1912, and the 400 metre freestyle in 1906. The only time he reached the final was in the 100 metres of 1906 when he finished fifth. Derbyshire began his career with Manchester Osborne SC and was the only star swimmer who remained with them following a major disagreement within the club in 1901. Eventually he too left Manchester Osborne, joining the Old Trafford SC in 1908, and later competed for the London-based Amateur SC. After working as a baths manager in the Manchester area, Derbyshire took up a similar post at the Lime Grove Baths in London.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Stockholm 1912

#3 h3 r1/4
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

London 1908

#2 h4 r1/3
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
G
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 200 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Paris 1900

#DNS
1,000 metres Freestyle
1,000 metres Freestyle Swimming
#DNS
200 metres Backstroke
200 metres Backstroke Swimming
#DNS
200 metres Freestyle
200 metres Freestyle Swimming
#DNS
200 metres Obstacle Course
200 metres Obstacle Course Swimming

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