Christopher Mackintosh - played rugby for Scotland

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    liverpool annie New Member

    Not ww1 - but this is definitely an extra bonus ....... !! :)


    Old Eastbournian Christopher Mackintosh (seated centre, behind cup) with fellow athletes at University College Oxford. He played rugby for Scotland, represented Great Britain in the long jump in the 1924 'Chariots of Fire' Olympics, was British ski champion and a member of the GB team which won the World Bobsleigh Championship

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    liverpool annie New Member

    Chris Mackintosh
    Full name: Christopher "Chris" Mackintosh
    Gender: Male
    Height: 5'8" (172 cm)
    Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
    Born: October 31, 1903 in Charville, France
    Died: January 12, 1974 in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, Great Britain
    Affiliations: Oxford University Athletic Club
    Country: Great Britain
    Sport: Athletics

    Related Olympians: Father of Sheena Mackintosh; Father of Vora Mackintosh; Father of Charlach Mackintosh; Father of Douglas Mackintosh.

    Christopher Mackintosh was an accomplished all-round sportsman who, after winning the Public Schools lawn tennis doubles in 1921, went up to Oxford where he represented the University at athletics, rugby football, and skiing. He also played rugby for Scotland on the wing in 1924 and was a member of the British crew that won the 4-man bobsleigh at the 1937 World Championships. Mackintosh won the long jump for Oxford vs. Cambridge in 1924-25, exceeding 23-0 (7.01) on both occasions. On leaving Oxford, he joined Sir Henry Lunn’s Alpine travel business and served as Chairman of the company from 1931-44. Four of his children Sheena (1948/52) and Vora (1952), were Olympic skiers.

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