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William Hunter

Full name: William Langwill Hunter
Gender: Male
Born: July 15, 1892 in East Griqualand, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: November 6, 1974 in Malvern, Worcestershire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Edinburgh University Sports Union, Edinburgh (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

During a career that spanned World War I, William Hunter achieved a "treble" of the 120y hurdles, high jump, and long jump at the Scottish Championships in 1914 and 1920. He also won the high jump and long jump in 1919 but a surprise defeat in the hurdles by the 17-year-old schoolboy, Leslie Dunn, denied him a third triple. In 1913 he won the hurdles for Scotland vs. Ireland, and in the Triangular International he won the hurdles in 1914 and the long jump in 1920. At the 1920 he was leading Briton in the long jump, finishing 13th. A medical student at Edinburgh University, he graduated in 1920 and became a House Registrar at Altrincham Hospital in Cheshire. His son, John, was the Scottish high jump champion in 1947.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.2w (1914); 220y – 22.1w (1914); 120yH – 15.4w (1914), 16.0 (1914); HJ – 1.76 (5-9½) (1920); LJ – 7.07 (23-2½) (1914).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 5 h1 r2/3
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Men's High Jump Great Britain GBR AC QR
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 13 QR

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 5
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Four 2 QU

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC QR
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC NM

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 13 QR
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 13 6.420
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