Percy Courtman

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Percy Courtman
Personal information
Full name Percy Courtman
National team  Great Britain
Born (1888-05-14)14 May 1888
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, England
Died 2 June 1917(1917-06-02) (aged 29)
Neuville-Bourjonval, France
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Old Trafford SC

Percy Courtman (14 May 1888 – 2 June 1917) was an English breaststroke swimmer from Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire[1] who competed for Great Britain in the 1908 Summer Olympics and 1912 Summer Olympics.[2]

In the 1908 Olympics he competed in the 200 metre breaststroke, but was second in his heat and did not advance.

Four years later he competed in the 400 metre breaststroke and won a bronze medal. He also competed in the 200 metre breaststroke and was fourth.

He died during World War I in France.[3]

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  1. ^ England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: Percy Courtman; Apr-May-Jun quarter 1988; District: Chorlton; Volume: 8c; Page: 888.
  2. ^ "Percy Courtman". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 

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