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John T. Whitaker
was a British
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Gymnasts are people who participate in the sports of either artistic gymnastics, trampolining, or rhythmic gymnastics.See gymnasium for the origin of the word gymnast from gymnastikos.-Female artistic:Australia...
who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics
The 1908 Summer Olympics, officially the Games of the IV Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in 1908 in London, England, United Kingdom. These games were originally scheduled to be held in Rome. At the time they were the fifth modern Olympic games...
and in the 1912 Summer Olympics
The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event held in Stockholm, Sweden, between 5 May and 27 July 1912. Twenty-eight nations and 2,407 competitors, including 48 women, competed in 102 events in 14 sports...
As a member of the British team in 1908 he finished eighth in the team
The men's team was one of two gymnastics events on the Gymnastics at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme. Each team was composed of between 16 and 40 gymnasts, with a time limit of 30 minutes for the performance. Free gymnastics and hand apparati were allowed...
He was part of the British team, which won the bronze medal in the gymnastics men's team, European system event in 1912. In the individual all-around
The men's all-around was an artistic gymnastics event held as part of the Gymnastics at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the fourth appearance of the event.-Results:...
competition he finished 21st.