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Donald Bland

Full name: Donald Bland
Gender: Male
Born: March 27, 1931 in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Donald Bland had the following podium finishes at major championships: 3rd in the 1950 British Empire Games 4×220 yards Freestyle Relay (with Jack Hale, Pat Kendall, and the non-Olympian Ray Legg). Bland also finished fourth in the 1950 British Empire Games 1650 yards Freestyle and sixth in the 1950 British Empire Games 440 yards Freestyle. In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he finished fourth in the 4×220 yards freestyle relay (with Haydn Rigby, Peter Head, and Ronald Roberts), fifth in the 1650 yards freestyle, but was eliminated in the heats of the 440 yards freestyle. In the British Empire Games he competed for England.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 17 London Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR 7

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 17 London Swimming Great Britain Final 7 20:19.8
1948 Summer 17 London Swimming Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QC 20:19.8
1948 Summer 17 London Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Three 2 QU 20:13.9
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