Great Olympians

Biographies - McG

R. McGaw

Olympic Competitor nr 3669

Bradley McGee

Cycling - track (1 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze)
1996 2000 2004 2008 HP
Individual Pursuit bronze bronze silver 9th 11088
Team Pursuit bronze QF gold (fourth) 9438.125

Perry McGillivray

Olympic Competitor nr 5624

+wat 20

John McGough

Olympic Competitor nr 2919

Although born (and died) in Ireland, he lived in Scotland from his youth and was a postman in Glasgow - so I count him as British

David McGowan

Olympic Competitor nr 2275

Matthew John McGrath

B.1878-12-18, Ireland; D.1941-01-29 - USA National
Track and Field , Tug-of-War (1 gold, 2 silver)
1908 1912 1920 1924 bonus HP
Hammer Throw silver gold fifth silver 5400 27000
4500 9600 1500 6000 5400 27000
Tug of War fifth 375

One of three Irishmen who emigrated to the USA in search of Hammer glory (together with John Flanagan and 1920 gold medal winner Pat Ryan). He managed silver medals with a 16 year interval ! At 45, he was the oldest medal winner in any Athletics contest.
In Stockholm, the shortest of his six throws was 4 meters longer than the throw that won second place.

Olympic Competitor nr 3517

Frank McGurk

Olympic Competitor nr 4852

Written 2001-05-20 - last modified 2011-08-15

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