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Joe Hopkins

Full name: Joseph George J. "Joe" Hopkins
Gender: Male
Born: February 19, 1902 in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Great Britain
Died: 1974 in Stockport, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Affiliations: Lancashire Walking Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


In the 1936 RWA 50 km. championship, Joseph Hopkins finished only 23 seconds behind [Harold Whitlock], but unlike Whitlock, who later became the Olympic champion, Hopkins failed to reproduce this form in Berlin and did not finish the Olympic race. There were no AAA Championships for long-distance walkers until after the war, but in 1938 Hopkins won the RWA 20 miles, which was effectively the British Championship.

Personal Bests: 20 mile Walk – 2-49:10.0 (1938); 50kmW – 4-31:01.0 (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Athletics Men's 50 kilometres Walk Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's 50 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 34 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
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