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John Holland

Full name: John Macfarlane Holland
Nickname(s): Dutch
Gender: Male
Height: 15-11 (191 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: December 20, 1926 in Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Died: June 9, 1990
Affiliations: Auckland/Waikato
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

John Macfarlane Holland, nicknamed "Dutch", won the bronze medal in the 400 metres hurdles at the Olympic Games in Helsinki in 1952 after failing to qualify from the semifinals in London four years before. At the 1950 Empire Games in Auckland, Holland was second in the 440 yards hurdles to Duncan White of Sri Lanka (then Ceylon), who had been the silver medallist in London. Holland also gained a bronze medal in the 4×440 yards relay (with the non-Olympians David Batten, Derek Stewart, and Jack Sutherland) and finished fifth in the 120 yards hurdles in Auckland.

Personal Best: 400H – 51.9y (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles New Zealand NZL 6 h2 r2/3
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles New Zealand NZL 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM T(A) L
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics New Zealand Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 53.9 at 2.07
1948 Summer 21 London Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat Three 1 QU 54.6
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics New Zealand Final 3 52.2 52.26 3
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics New Zealand Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 52.0 52.22
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics New Zealand Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 52.2 52.24
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat Six 1 QU 53.3
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