Great Britain at the
1928 Summer Olympics
IOC codeGBR
NOCBritish Olympic Association
in Amsterdam
Competitors232 in 14 sports
Flag bearerMalcolm Nokes
Medals
Ranked 11th
Gold
3
Silver
10
Bronze
7
Total
20
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
1906 Intercalated Games

Great Britain, represented by the British Olympic Association (BOA), competed at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. British athletes won only three gold medals (down from nine in 1924), and twenty medals overall, finishing eleventh. 232 competitors, 201 men and 31 women, took part in 84 events in 14 sports.[1]

Medallists

Further information: 1928 Summer Olympics medal table and List of 1928 Summer Olympics medal winners

Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Douglas Lowe Athletics Men's 800 m July 31
 Gold David Cecil Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles July 30
 Gold Richard Beesly, John Lander,
Edward Vaughan Bevan, Michael Warriner
Rowing Men's coxless four August 10
 Silver Jack London Athletics Men's 100 m July 30
 Silver Walter Rangeley Athletics Men's 200 m August 1
 Silver Frank Southall Cycling Men's individual road race August 7
 Silver Jack Lauterwasser, John Middleton,
Frank Southall
Cycling Men's team road race August 7
 Silver Ernest Chambers, John Sibbit Cycling Men's tandem August 7
 Silver Muriel Freeman Fencing Women's foil August 1
 Silver Robert Nisbet, Terence O'Brien Rowing Men's coxless pair August 10
 Silver John Badcock, Jack Beresford,
Donald Gollan, Jamie Hamilton,
Gordon Killick, Harold Lane,
Guy Oliver Nickalls, Arthur Sulley,
Harold West
Rowing Men's eight August 10
 Silver Ellen King Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke August 11
 Silver Joyce Cooper, Ellen King,
Cissie Stewart, Iris Tanner
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay August 9
 Bronze Cyril Gill, Jack London,
Walter Rangeley, Edward Smouha
Athletics Men's 4 × 100 m relay August 5
 Bronze George Southall, Harry Wyld,
Lew Wyld, Percy Wyld
Cycling Men's team pursuit August 6
 Bronze Annie Broadbent, Lucy Desmond,
Margaret Hartley, Amy Jagger,
Isobel Judd, Jessie Kite,
Marjorie Moreman, Edith Pickles,
Ethel Seymour, Ada Smith,
Hilda Smith, Doris Woods
Gymnastics Women's team all-around August 9
 Bronze Theodore Collet Rowing Men's single sculls August 10
 Bronze Joyce Cooper Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle August 11
Women's 100 m backstroke August 11
 Bronze Samuel Rabin Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight August 1

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Boxing

Main article: Boxing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Men's Flyweight (– 50.8 kg)


Men's Lightweight (– 61.2 kg)

  • First Round — Bye
  • Second Round — Lost to David Baan (HOL), points


Men's Light Heavyweight (– 79.4 kg)


Men's Heavyweight (+ 79.4 kg)

  • First Round — Lost to Sam Olij (HOL), points

Cycling

Main article: Cycling at the 1928 Summer Olympics

12 cyclists, all men, represented Great Britain in 1928.

Individual road race
Team road race
Sprint
Time trial
Tandem
Team pursuit

Diving

Main article: Diving at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Fencing

Main article: Fencing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

19 fencers, 16 men and 3 women, represented Great Britain in 1928.

Men's foil
Men's team foil
Men's épée
Men's team épée
Men's sabre
Men's team sabre
Women's foil

Gymnastics

Main article: Gymnastics at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Modern pentathlon

Main article: Modern pentathlon at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1928.

Rowing

Main article: Rowing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Sailing

Main article: Sailing at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Swimming

Main article: Swimming at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Water Polo

Main article: Water polo at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Weightlifting

Main article: Weightlifting at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Wrestling

Main article: Wrestling at the 1928 Summer Olympics

Art competitions

Main article: Art competitions at the 1928 Summer Olympics

References

  1. ^ "Great Britain at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-10. Retrieved 2010-04-25.