George Cornet

(B.1877 - D.1952)
Water Polo
Inducted in 2007

George Cornet was the only Scot in the British water polo team that won gold in the 1908 and 1912 Olympic Games. 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. An all-round sportsman in much demand, he also played football and cricket for Inverness teams as well as competing in heavy and track athletics events.

George Cornet