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Walt Andrews

Full name: Walter Emanuel "Walt" Andrews
Gender: Male
Born: February 8, 1881 in [unknown], Unknown, United States
Died: April 1954 in Pinellas County, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Royal Canadian Bicycle Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

American-born Walt Andrews began his competitive cycling career in 1900 and rose to become a prominent athlete in the United States, England, and Canada. He found the most success in the latter country, where he was national champion in 1905 and a podium finisher most years through 1911 as a member of the Royal Canadian Bicycle Club of Toronto. He was selected to represent Canada at the 1908 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards alongside teammates William Morton, Fred McCarthy, and Will Anderson. He competed in five other events, with his best finish being in the 100 kilometer ride, the only other time he reached the finals. He played a notable part in the final of that race when he and David Robertson of Great Britain were involved in a crash with race favorite Leon Meredith that eventually forced him to quit the competition. Andrews finished in sixth. Following his retirement from active competition in 1911 he established and ran a bicycle shop, Andrews Motor Cycle, on Toronto’s Yonge Street. In his later years he split his time between Toronto and Florida, but remained involved in the business until his death in 1954.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's Sprint Canada CAN 4 h1 r2/3
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Canada CAN 3 h7 r1/3
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN AC h6 r1/2
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's 20 kilometres Canada CAN AC h2 r1/2
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Canada CAN 6

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 4
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 55.8

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada CAN Round One Heat Seven 3 beaten off

Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 2 2:29.6
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 1 QU/walkover

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Round One Heat Six AC

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Round One Heat Two AC

Men's 100 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Final Round Match 1/2 6
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Round One Heat Two 5 QU
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