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Allen Gilchrist

Full name: Allen Thomas Gilchrist
Gender: Male
Born: November 23, 1931
Affiliations: Ocean Falls Amateur Swimming Club, Ocean Falls (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Swimming

Biography

Allen Gilchrist had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1950 British Empire Games 3×110 yards Medley Relay (with Lucien Beaumont and Peter Salmon), 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×220 yards Freestyle Relay (with George Park, Gerry McNamee, and the non-Olympian Ted Simpson); 3rd in the 1955 Pan American Games 4×200 metre Freestyle Relay (with George Park, Gerry McNamee, and the non-Olympian Ted Simpson).

Gilchrist also finished fourth in the 1950 British Empire Games 4×220 yards freestyle relay (with Leo Portelance, Peter Salmon, and the non-Olympian Jim Portelance), but was eliminated in the heats of the 1950 British Empire Games 440 yards freestyle. Four years later at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he was again eliminated in the heats of the 440 yards freestyle.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 16 London Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Canada CAN 6 h3 r1/3
1948 Summer 16 London Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Canada CAN 7 h4 r1/3
1948 Summer 16 London Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Canada CAN 6 h2 r1/2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Canada CAN 5 h3 r2/3
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle Canada CAN 4 h5 r1/2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Canada CAN 4 h3 r1/2

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 16 London Swimming Canada Round One Heat Three 6 5:21.5
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Canada Semi-Finals Heat Three 5 4:52.4
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Canada Round One Heat Three 3 QU 4:52.5

Men's 1,500 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1948 Summer 16 London Swimming Canada Round One Heat Four 7 23:00.6
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Canada Round One Heat Five 4 20:08.3

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1948 Summer 16 London Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6 9:43.2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Swimming Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 4 9:10.9 2:15.9 9:10.9
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