D'Arcy, Victor Henry Augustus (1887 -1961), Harrier and Olympian

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D'Arcy, Victor Henry Augustus (1887 -1961), Harrier and Olympian

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30 Jun 1887 -1961

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Victor Henry Augustus "Vic" d'Arcy was a British athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

At the Stockholm Olympics, Victor d'Arcy was eliminated in the semifinals of both 100 m and 200 m. As a third leg in the British 4x100 m relay team, he won a gold medal, in spite of finishing second after United States in the semifinal. United States was later disqualified for a fault in passing the baton, the same mistake was made in the final by world record holder and main favourite German team.

At the 1920 Summer Olympics, d'Arcy again reached the semifinals of the 100 m and also ran in the heats of the 200 m. He ran again the third leg in the British 4x100 m relay team which finished fourth.

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