Sunday, April 22, 2007

George Cornet: The Scottish legend

George Cornet was the only Scot and oldest member of the British water polo team that won gold in both the 1908 and 1912 Olympics. Born in Inverness in 1877, Cornet played as a back for the Inverness Amateurs team that won the Scottish Championship once and reached four other finals. He represented Scotland 17 times between 1897 and 1912. Cornet also played football and cricket for Inverness teams as well as competing in track athletics events. Olympic Water Polo player George Cornet has been inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame.

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