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Don Anthony

Full name: Donald William James "Don" Anthony
Gender: Male
Born: November 6, 1928 in Watford, Hertfordshire, Great Britain
Died: May 28, 2012
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Don Anthony competed for England at the 1954 and 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, placing fourth in 1954 and fifth in 1958 in the hammer throw. He won the AAA hammer title in 1953 and was a three-time Inter-Counties champion, 1954-56. Anthony later worked in education and became an AAA senior coach, frequently writing about hammer throwing. He was a founding member of the Hammer Circle, but is best known in sports administration, as the founder of the Amateur Volleyball Association, representing the sport on the British Olympic Association for 32 years. He later became Honoray Life President of the AVA. Anthony also became a well-known academic, writer, and researcher of the Olympic Movement.

Personal Best: HT – 58.14 (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Great Britain GBR 12

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round 12 56.72
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Two 12 55.22 55.22
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Final Round Round Three 12 56.72 56.72
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 13 QU 54.89
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round One 15 53.10
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Two 13 54.89 54.89
1956 Summer 28 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Three NP pass
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