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Christopher Chavasse

Full name: Christopher Maude Chavasse
Gender: Male
Born: November 9, 1884 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Died: March 10, 1962 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Noel Chavasse.

Biography

While at Oxford, Christopher Chavasse won his blue (1906-08) and won the 440 y vs. Cambridge in 1907. At the 1908 Olympic Games he and his twin brother Noel were eliminated in the heats of the 400 m. Christopher also played for Oxford vs. Cambridge in lacrosse (1905-07). The son of the Bishop of Liverpool, he was himself a distinguished churchman and served as Bishop of Rochester. He won an MC in World War I while serving as a chaplain.

Personal Best: 440y – 50.6 (1907).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 2 h8 r1/3

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Eight 2 50.7est at 2 yds
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