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Peter Brotherton

Full name: Peter Frederick Brotherton
Gender: Male
Born: February 4, 1931 in Boston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Although he took part in the tandem event in Melbourne, Brotherton’s greatest international successes came as a pursuiter. He won World Championship silver medals in the amateur individual pursuit in both 1954 and 1955 and a silver in the individual pursuit at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He also finished fourth in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games track time trail and competed in the Sprint 1000 metres. In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games he competed for England. Shortly after the Olympics, Brotherton settled in Australia where he teamed up with Sid Patterson to win the 1958 Six Days of Sydney race.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Great Britain GBR 4

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 3/4 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Great Britain GBR Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 11.2
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Repêchage Heat One 1 QU 11.0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 2