William Davidson (sailor)

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Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1908 London 12 metre class

William Phythian Davidson (1876 – 15 April 1939) was a British sailing competitor at the 1908 Summer Olympics.[1][2][3]

He was a crew member on the Mouchette which finished second of two teams competing in the 12 metre class.[4][5] At the time, only the helmsman and mate were awarded silver medals, while the crew received bronze medals.[4] However, Davidson is credited as having received a silver medal in the official Olympic database.[1]


  1. ^ a b "William DAVIDSON". Olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  2. ^ "William P. DAVIDSON". Sailing.org. World Sailing. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  3. ^ "William Phythian Davidson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  4. ^ a b Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report: The Olympic Games of 1908 (PDF). London: British Olympic Association. pp. 339–354. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 
  5. ^ "1908 London Olympic Games Sailing Competition: 12 Metre (Open) Fleet racing". Sailing.org. World Sailing. Retrieved 2016-06-10. 

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