Great Britain At the 1928 Summer Olympics
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Great Britain At the 1928 Summer Olympics
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
IOC code GBR
NOC British Olympic Association
in Amsterdam
Competitors 232 in 14 sports
Flag bearer Malcolm Nokes
Ranked 11th
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]


Medal Name Sport Event Date
 Gold Lowe, DouglasDouglas Lowe Athletics Men's 800 m July 31
 Gold Cecil, DavidDavid Cecil Athletics Men's 400 m hurdles July 30
 Gold Beesly, RichardRichard Beesly, John Lander,
Edward Vaughan Bevan, Michael Warriner
Rowing Men's coxless four August 10
 Silver London, JackJack London Athletics Men's 100 m July 30
 Silver Rangeley, WalterWalter Rangeley Athletics Men's 200 m August 1
 Silver Southall, FrankFrank Southall Cycling Men's individual road race August 7
 Silver Lauterwasser, JackJack Lauterwasser, John Middleton,
Frank Southall
Cycling Men's team road race August 7
 Silver Chambers, ErnestErnest Chambers, John Sibbit Cycling Men's tandem August 7
 Silver Freeman, MurielMuriel Freeman Fencing Women's foil August 1
 Silver Nisbet, RobertRobert Nisbet, Terence O'Brien Rowing Men's coxless pair August 10
 Silver Badcock, JohnJohn 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 King, EllenEllen King Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke August 11
 Silver Cooper, JoyceJoyce Cooper, Ellen King,
Cissie Stewart, Iris Tanner
Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay August 9
 Bronze Gill, CyrilCyril Gill, Jack London,
Walter Rangeley, Edward Smouha
Athletics Men's 4 × 100 m relay August 5
 Bronze Southall, GeorgeGeorge Southall, Harry Wyld,
Lew Wyld, Percy Wyld
Cycling Men's team pursuit August 6
 Bronze Broadbent, AnnieAnnie 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 Collet, TheodoreTheodore Collet Rowing Men's single sculls August 10
 Bronze Cooper, JoyceJoyce Cooper Swimming Women's 100 m freestyle August 11
Women's 100 m backstroke August 11
 Bronze Rabin, SamuelSamuel Rabin Wrestling Men's freestyle middleweight August 1



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


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

Individual road race
Team road race
Time trial
Team pursuit



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


Modern pentathlon

Three male pentathletes represented Great Britain in 1928.




Water Polo



Art competitions


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

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