George Cornet

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George Thomson Cornet (July 15, 1877 – November 22, 1952) was the only Scot in the Great Britain and Ireland water polo team that won gold in the 1908 Summer Olympics and the 1912 Summer Olympics.

He played as a back for the Inverness Amateurs team that won the Scottish Championship in 1909 and reached four other finals; Cornet represented Scotland a total of 17 times between 1897 and 1912.

Cornet also played football and cricket for Inverness teams as well as competing in heavy and track athletics events.

Cornet was inducted into the Scottish Sports Hall of Fame on the 12th of March 2007.

He was first married to Barbara Mackintosh who died in childbirth, after which he married her sister Isabella Mackintosh with whom he had a daughter, Ruby.

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