James Halliday (weightlifter)

James "Jim" Halliday ( born January 19, 1918 in Farnworth, Greater Manchester, † 6 June 2007) was an English weightlifters.


Jim, as he was commonly called, began in 1938 with the weight lifting, but soon had to move to the Second World War. There he fought in East Asia and fell into Japanese captivity. After his release, he again began with the weightlifting and competed at the 1948 Olympic Games in London. He won a bronze medal there. In the British Empire Games in 1950 and 1954, he finished second in his weight class in each case the first place. At the Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952, he retired due to a complete failure in pushing from unplaced. He participated in no other international championships.

Jim Halliday lives at an old age in Farnworth, a district of Bolton. He gained after his active career many merits as youth workers and coaches in youth clubs and sports clubs. In March 2005, he was awarded by the City Council of Bolton a high distinction.

International success

National success

Jim Halliday was multiple British champion in the light and middle weight