London, John E (1904-1966), Harrier and Olympian

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London, John E (1904-1966), Harrier and Olympian

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1904-May 1966

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Sprinter of the highest class, possessed of great natural ability which enabled him to take second place in the 100m in the 1928 Olympics. He was awarded the Studd Trophy that year. In a fairly short career he won the Club 100 and high jump and also the Kinnaird 100 several times.

Later he appeared in Noel Coward's original cast of "Calvacade" as pianist but although living within almost shouting distance of the Poly he had lost contact until turning up two years ago at a reunion, when he appeared pathetically pleased to be remembered. A man of great charm, shy and diffident, he would have been welcome at all times among us.

Also took bronze in the 4x 100m relay race at the 1928 Games and won silver in the 100m in the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

Although born in British Guiana he came to England as a small boy.

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