George Vernot

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George Vernot
George Vernot 1920.jpg
Vernot in 1920
Personal information
Full name George Edward Vernot
National team  Canada
Born (1901-02-27)February 27, 1901
Montreal, Quebec
Died November 22, 1962(1962-11-22) (aged 61)
Montreal, Quebec
Height 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Montreal Swim Club
College team McGill University

George Edward Vernot (February 27, 1901 – November 22, 1962) was a Canadian freestyle swimmer who competed at the 1920 and 1924 Olympics.

At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Vernot won a silver medal in the 1500-metre freestyle, and a bronze medal in the 400-metre event. He also competed in the 100-metre freestyle, but placed third in his semifinal and did not advance. At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, he was seventh in the 400-metre freestyle, and eighth in the 1500-metre freestyle.[1]

Nationally Vernot won the Canadian championships in the 100-, 220-, and 440-yard freestyle in 1919, and 220- and 440-yard in 1920. In 1926 he graduated in civil engineering from McGill University and retired from competitions. He then worked for the City of Montreal, becoming chairman of the Board of Assessors in 1948. In 1969 a park in Montreal was named in his honor.[1]

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  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, George Verdot. Retrieved May 16, 2015.

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