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Wilf Bleaden

Full name: Wilfred Harry "Wilf" Bleaden
Gender: Male
Born: March 6, 1887 in Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Great Britain
Died: August 30, 1965 in Westminster, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Wilf Bleaden was Britain’s leading long jumper in 1908 when he was the winner at the Oxbridge Sports and at the AAA Championships. He also represented Scotland in the match against Ireland, coming second to Tim Ahearne. Bleaden was also a useful shot putter, winning against Cambridge in 1909 and placing third at the 1910 AAA Championships. On leaving Oxford he studied medicine and after serving in the RNVR during the War, he qualified as a surgeon in 1920.

Personal Best: LJ – 6.79 (22-3½) (1908); SP – 11.33 (37-2¼) (1911).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 17
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Great Britain GBR AC

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 17 6.43 21-1½
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 20 6.13 21-1½
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 4 6.13 21-1½

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
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