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Lew Elder

Full name: Lewis Robert "Lew" Elder
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Born: March 10, 1905 in Londonderry, Derry, Great Britain
Died: May 15, 1971 in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Lew Elder moved with his family to Canada when he was seven and they settled in Toronto. He began his racing career at 23 in the Dunlop Road Race. Between 1923 and 1928 Elder won 10 Ontario and Dominion titles. Elder turned professional in 1930 and joined the six-day racing circuit. He raced extensively in Canada, the United States and Europe, retiring in 1937. He was chosen as the 13th greatest Canadian cyclist of the 20th century.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Canada CAN AC DNF
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial Canada CAN 11T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Canada CAN 5T

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Cycling Canada Final Standings AC DNF

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Cycling Canada Final Standings 11T 1:19.0

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Cycling Canada CAN Final Standings 5T
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Cycling Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 at 175 metres
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Cycling Canada CAN Round One Heat Six 2 QC at 50 metres
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