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Peter Cullen

Full name: Peter Sydney Cullen
Gender: Male
Born: August 24, 1932 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Died: October 2010 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Yorkshireman Peter Cullen competed in a number of different events as a junior and was English Schools champion at long jump in 1949 and high jump in 1950.

It was the javelin that became his specialist event and he became Amateur Athletics Association champion in both 1956 and 1957. In the latter event he threw a personal best of 72.11 m to regain his British record after seeing that record broken three times that afternoon by rival Colin Smith.

In addition to his Olympic appearance Cullen represented Great Britain at the 1955 World Student Games where he won a silver medal and placed sixth in English colours at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. He also competed in decathlon and was Northern Counties champion at the discipline. A member of Rotherham Harriers Athletics Club he was a teacher who taught English and physical education

Personal Best: JT – 72.11 (1957).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Great Britain GBR 20 QR

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 20 62.77
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round One NP foul
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Two 19 61.37 61.37
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Round Three NP 62.77