Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Stockholm 1912 1912
Games Results Sport Event
Stockholm 1912 1912
#1
Water Polo Water Polo
London 1908 1908
Games Results Sport Event
London 1908 1908
#1
Water Polo Water Polo

George Thomson CORNET

Great Britain
Height
191 cm / 6'3''
Weight
98 kg / 215 pounds
Birth date
15 Jul 1877 Inverness, Great Britain
Gender
Male

Number of medals

2 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

2 Olympic Games

George Thomson CORNET biography

George Cornet of the Inverness SC was the oldest member of the winning British team at both the 1908 and 1912 Olympics, at the ages of 31 and 35 respecitvely. He played 17 times as a back for Scotland between 1897 and 1912, and between 1906-14 helped Inverness to reach five Scottish Championships, winning just once, in 1909, when they beat the top Scottish team of the day, Paisley Amateurs, 4-3. It was Paisley's only defeat in seven consecutive finals.

Away from the pool, Cornet spent his life working on the railways and was a Secretary for the Highland Railway company, and then, after amalgamation, was the divisional cashier for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company (LMS) in Scotland before moving south to Rainhill, near Liverpool. Cornet stood over six feet tall, and was an all-round sportsman who played football and cricket for local Inverness teams. He was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

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