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George Goulding

Full name: George Henry Goulding
Gender: Male
Born: November 17, 1885 in Kingston upon Hull, Kingston upon Hull, Great Britain
Died: February 3, 1966 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Central YMCA, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

George Goulding started as a distance runner, but was never very successful at that discipline. He was persuaded to try walking when he paced a friend in a local race. He entered several races in the spring of 1908 and won the Canadian Championships that year over 3 miles. In the Canadian winter he trained indoors and by snowshoeing. By 1912 he had set world records over every distance from 2-10 miles, and defeated the British champion Ernest Webb in a match race. After Goulding won his Olympic gold medal in the 10 km., he sent a telegram home to his wife which read only, "Won – George".

Personal Bests: 10kmW – 44:57.4 (1915); Mar – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's Marathon Canada CAN 22
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 3,500 metres Walk Canada CAN 4
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 10 mile Walk Canada CAN AC h2 r1/2
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Canada CAN 1 Gold OR

Men's Marathon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Final Standings 22 3-33:26.4

Men's 3,500 metres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Final 4 15:49.8
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Three 1 QU 15:54.0

Men's 10 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final 1 OR 46:28.4
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 47:14.5

Men's 10 mile Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Two AC DNF