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Friday, July 27, 2012

A Waterford Olympic Medalist: Peter O'Connor

In the 1906 Olympic Games in Athens Peter O’Connor, a lawyer from Waterford, won a silver and a gold medal.

 Prior to independence Irish athletes took part in the games as part of the British team and during the medal ceremony O’Connor brandished a green flag to emphasise his Irish nationality.

The Blue Plaque that bears his name is located at 23, O'Connell Street, Waterford. (Source: Waterford Civic Trust)

Footage of his jump can be seen on the top floor of the Bishop's Palace.

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