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Colin Gordon

Full name: Colin Ernest Sutherland Gordon
Gender: Male
Born: December 24, 1907 in Bath Settlement, Upper Demerara-Berbice, Guyana
Died: August 22, 1980 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After sharing first place in the high jump at the 1928 Oxbridge sports, Colin Gordon won the event outright in 1929-30. He won the AAA title in 1930 and placed equal second in 1931. Born in British Guiana, Gordon represented the Colony at the 1930 British Empire Games where he won a silver medal in the high jump. He taught in Canada for a year before joining the staff of Geelong Grammar School in 1931 and, after serving as a Wing Commander in the RAAF (1942-45), he was appointed Headmaster of St. Peter’s College in Adelaide, Australia, at which he served until his death.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.91 (6-3¼) (1930).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's High Jump Great Britain GBR 17T

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Final Round 17T 1.70
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.83
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 1T 1.83
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