Full name: Frederick Overend Kitching
Born: July 7, 1886 in Cockerton, County Durham, Great Britain
Died: 1914 in Dunkirk, Nord, France
Affiliations: L.A.C., London (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Initially a specialist in the standing jumps, Frederick Kitching became the first British athlete to show any degree of consistency in the javelin. He was the first Briton to exceed 120 ft. (36.58), 130 ft. (3962), and 140 ft. (42.68). He was killed in action during World War I.
Personal Best: JT – 43.66 (143-3) (1914).
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