Frederick Holman (swimmer)

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Frederick Holman
Frederick Homan.jpg
Holman and coach
Personal information
Full name Frederick Holman
Nickname(s) "Fred"
National team  Great Britain
Born March 1883
Dawlish, England
Died 23 January 1913 (aged 29)
Exeter, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 71 kg (157 lb; 11.2 st)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Dawlish Swimming Club

Frederick Holman (March 1883 – 23 January 1913) was an English competitive swimmer from Dawlish, Devon, England.[1] Holman represented Great Britain at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, where he won the gold medal in the men's 200-metre breaststroke event and did not compete in any other events.[2]

He died of typhoid fever in Exeter in January 1913 aged 29. He was married but had no children.

Holman is an "Honor Swimmer" member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame.[3]

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  1. ^ Dawlish Swimming Club, Dawlish Club History. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Fred Holman Archived September 10, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 8 October 2015.
  3. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honourees, Frederick Holman (GBR). Retrieved 8 October 2015.

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