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Wilfred Kent-Hughes

Full name: Wilfred Selwyn Kent-Hughes
Gender: Male
Born: June 12, 1895 in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: July 30, 1970 in Kew, Victoria, Australia
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After fighting at Gallipoli, Wilfred Kent-Hughes went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1919. He represented Australia in the 110 hurdles at the 1920 Olympics and finished second in the 880 for Oxford vs. Cambridge in 1921. He also won a blue for lacrosse (1921-22) and reached the final of the AAA 440y hurdles for three successive years (1920-22), winning in 1922. On his return to Australia, he built a flourishing business empire and became a prominent politician, serving as a lower house member from 1949-1970, and a minister from 1951-1955. In World War II he won an MC before being interned by the Japanese and in 1956 he was knighted for his work as Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Melbourne Olympic Games.

Personal Bests: 400H – 57.2 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Australia AUS 4 h1 r1/3
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Australia AUS 5 h1 r2/3

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Australia Round One Heat One 4

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 5 56.9est 3 m. bh3
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Australia Round One Heat Two 1 QU 57.2
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