|Full name||George Frederick Larson|
|Nickname(s)||"Irish Tom Collins"|
October 28, 1914|
|Died||September 20, 2008
At the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles, he was a member of the Canadian team that finished fourth in the men's 4x200-metre freestyle relay. In the 400-metre freestyle, he was eliminated in the first round.
Four years later at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, he was eliminated in the first round of the 100-metre freestyle contest.
At the 1934 British Empire Games, he was a member of the Canadian team which won the gold medal in the 4×200-yard freestyle relay. He also won a silver medal in the 100-yard freestyle competition and finished fourth in the 440-yard freestyle, and sixth in the 1500-yard freestyle.
After his swimming career concluded, Larson played Canadian football for the Hamilton Tigers and Hamilton Wildcats, the predecessors of the modern-era Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL. While later working as a police officer, he earned extra income as a professional wrestler under the pseudonym "Irish Tom Collins" for fifteen years.
Larson was born in Hamilton, Ontario; he died in Hamilton in 2008, aged 96.
- "George Larson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-06-02.
- George Larson's obituary
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