Full name: Wilfred Harry "Wilf" Bleaden
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: Great Britain
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).
|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|
|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|
|1908 Summer||21||London||Athletics||Great Britain||Final Standings||AC|