John Field-Richards

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Olympic medal record
Men's Water motorsports
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Class B
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Class C

John Charles Field-Richards (May 10, 1878 – April 18, 1959) was a British Army officer and motorboat racer who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.


Field-Richards studied at Keble College, Oxford.[1] He joined the Hampshire Regiment as Second lieutenant on 19 May 1900, and was promoted to Lieutenant on 10 January 1902.[2]

As crew member of the Gyrinus he won two gold medals in the only motorboat competitions at the Olympics.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Oxonian Olympians". University of Oxford. Retrieved August 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27427. p. 2691. 22 April 1902.