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George Kerr

Full name: George Ezekiel Kerr
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 16, 1937 in Maryland, Hanover, Jamaica
Died: June 15, 2012 in Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Affiliations: Holmwood High School, Christiana (JAM) / Illinois Fighting Illini, Champaign (USA)
Country: JAM Jamaica, WIF West Indies Federation
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

George Kerr competed at three Olympics, twice representing Jamaica and once the West Indies Federation (1960). At the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Kerr won the 440 yards and added a silver in the 880 in 1962. He also won bronze in the 880 at the 1966 Games. In relays he won gold with the 4x440 in 1962 and bronze at 4x440 in 1958. At the Pan American Games he won gold medals in the 400 and 4x400 in 1959, adding a silver in the 800 that year. Kerr represented Jamaica at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games but represented the British West Indies at the Pan American Games.

Personal Bests: 400 – 45.7y (1960); 800 – 1:45.8y (1964)

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Men's 400 metres Jamaica JAM 4 h4 r2/4
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM AC
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's 800 metres West Indies Federation WIF 3 Bronze
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay West Indies Federation WIF 3 Bronze
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 800 metres Jamaica JAM 4
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Jamaica JAM 4

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica Quarter-Finals Heat Four 4 47.7 47.79
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Six 2 QU 49.7 49.74

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation Final 3 1:47.1 1:47.25
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 1:47.1 1:47.26
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 1:49.4 1:49.58
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 1:50.9 1:51.11
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Jamaica Final 4 1:45.9
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Jamaica Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 1:46.1
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Jamaica Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:48.9

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) ST
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica JAM Final AC DQ [3:11.3] [3:11.50]
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat Three 2 QU 3:11.0 3:11.07
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation WIF Final 3 3:04.0 3:04.13 45,64
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation WIF Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 3:09.2 3:09.34
1960 Summer 22 Roma Athletics West Indies Federation WIF Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:09.1 3:09.28
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Jamaica JAM Final 4 3:02.3 45,6
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Jamaica JAM Round One Heat Three 3 QC 3:05.3
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