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Norman Drake

Full name: Norman Hercy Drake
Gender: Male
Born: July 7, 1912 in Retford, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain
Died: November 16, 1972 in Blackpool, Blackpool, Great Britain
Affiliations: Sutton-in-Ashfield Harriers/Doncaster LNER
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In an exceptionally long career, Norman Drake first competed at the British Empire Games in 1934 when he placed sixth in the hammer and, after missing the 1938 Games, placed fourth 16 years later at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland (NZL). He also competed in two Olympic Games (1936, 1948) but did not qualify for the final on either occasion. Drake would undoubtedly have won further international honors if the hammer had been included regularly in dual meets before the war. At the AAAs he won the title in 1936 and 1948, placed second in 1939 and third in 1946. He won the Northern title every year 1934-51 and was also an outstanding coach of his event.

Personal Best: HT – 49.93 (163-10) (1946).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Great Britain GBR AC QR
1948 Summer 36 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Great Britain GBR 17 QR

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC DNQ
1948 Summer 36 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 17 47.75
1948 Summer 36 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 9 47.75
1948 Summer 36 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP 47.60
1948 Summer 36 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP 47.36
1948 Summer 36 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 47.75
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