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Arthur Astley

Full name: Arthur Astley
Gender: Male
Born: March 27, 1881 in Salford, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: September 1915 in Southport, Merseyside, Great Britain
Affiliations: Salford Harriers, Salford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Art Astley was a three-time winner of the Northern 440y (1909-10, 12) and 880y (1906-07, 10) titles. He was a finalist in the AAA 880y six times (1906-10, 13) and on his first appearance in an AAA final in 1906, he own the title for the only time. At the 1908 Olympics he finished second in his heats of both the 400m and 800m, and failed to advance. It was previously believed that he had been killed in action but research has revealed that he died of cancer in an English hospital.

Personal Bests: 400 – 51.4e (1908); 880y – 1:57.8 (1906).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 2 h9 r1/3
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 2 h5 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Nine 2 51.4est at 1½ yds

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Five 2 1:59.9est at 1 yd