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Phil Edwards

Full name: Philip Aron "Phil" Edwards
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: September 23, 1907 in Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica, Guyana
Died: September 6, 1971 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Hamilton/McGill University
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 5 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Phil Edwards was born in British Guiana (now Guyana), but competed for Canada and studied in both Canada and the United States. He was sometimes known as "Mr. Bronze" because he is the only Olympian to have won five Olympic bronze medals in athletics, and no other medals. But he was an outstanding runner and physician. His one major international championship was the British Empire Games (now Commonwealth Games) 880 yard title in 1934. He studied at New York University and then became the first person of African descent (he was part black) to graduate from McGill Medical School. Edwards specialized in infectious diseases as a doctor, and became an authority on tropical diseases, parasitology, and diseases of the chest. He served as a consultant to the Canadian government on tropical diseases.

Personal Bests: 400 – 49.2 (1928); 800 – 1:50.6 (1932); 1500 – 3:50.4 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 400 metres Canada CAN 6 h2 r3/4
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 800 metres Canada CAN 4
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 800 metres Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Men's 800 metres Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 5
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Canada CAN 4

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 50.2
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Five 1 QU 49.2
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Round One Heat Three 1 QU 49.8

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T T(H)
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Final 4 1:54.0
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 1:52.8
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 1:59.4
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Final 3 1:51.5
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:55.1
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Canada Final 3 1:53.6
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 1:53.2
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Canada Round One Heat One 1 QU 1:53.7

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Final 3 3:52.8
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada Round One Heat One 4 QU 4:03.5
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Canada Final 5 3:50.4
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Canada Round One Heat Three 3 QU 3:56.2

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ST T(H)
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada CAN Final 3 3:15.4 48.6
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:22.0
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada CAN Final 3 48,1 3:12.8
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 3 QU 3:21.8
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Canada CAN Final 4 48,5 3:11.8
1936 Summer 28 Berlin Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:15.0