olympic-ringsSherborne School has a proud Olympic heritage dating back to the Games of the IV Olympiad in 1908. To date, six Olympic medals have been won by Old Shirburnians (1 gold, 5 bronze).

Below are details of Old Shirburnians who have competed in the Olympic Games.

If you think someone is missing from our list then we would love to hear from you.  Please contact the School Archivist

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Shirburnian Olympians

1908 Olympic Games (London)

1924 Olympic Games (Paris)

1928 Olympic Games (Amsterdam)

1936 Olympic Games (Berlin)

  • Torsten Elis Ullman (School House 1925-1927) – Sweden: Men’s free pistol, 50 m (gold); men’s rapid-fire pistol, 25m (bronze).

1948 Olympic Games (London)

1952 Olympic Games (Helsinki)

1956 Olympic Games (Melbourne)

1960 Olympic Games (Rome)

1964 Olympic Games (Tokyo)

  • Adrian Jardine (Lyon House 1947-1951) – GB: Sailing team Mixed 5.5 metre class.

1968 Olympic Games (Mexico)

  • Adrian Jardine (Lyon House 1947-1951) – GB: Sailing team Mixed 5.5 metre class (with Robin Aisher & Paul Anderson) (bronze).
  • Stuart Jardine (Lyon House 1947-1951) – GB: Sailing team Mixed Two Person Keelboat (with James Ramus).

1972 Olympic Games (Munich)

  • Stuart Jardine (Lyon House 1947-1951) – GB: Sailing team Mixed Two Person Keelboat (with John Wastall).

1988 Olympic Games (Calgary)

2012 Olympic Games (London)

  • Andrew David Heffernan (The Digby 1988-1991) – Netherlands: Equestrian Mixed Three-Day Event (individual & team).
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