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Charles Gmelin

Full name: Charles Henry Stuart Gmelin
Gender: Male
Born: May 28, 1872 in Krishnagar, West Bengal, India
Died: October 12, 1950 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Oxford University Athletic Club, Kelbe College
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Running in the heats of the 100 in 1896, Charles Gmelin became the first British competitor in Olympic athletics. He was eliminated in these heats but did rather better in the 400, where he placed third in the final. He did not succeed in winning a blue at Oxford and after graduation he was first a schoolmaster before a number of ecclesiastical appointments in the Oxford area. He was also an accomplished cricketer and soccer player, representing Oxfordshire at both sports.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 400 – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1896 Summer 23 Athina Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h1 r1/2
1896 Summer 23 Athina Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB
1896 Summer 23 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 3 at 1 m.

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB
1896 Summer 23 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final 3 at 15-20 m.
1896 Summer 23 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 QU at 15 yds.