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Thomas Lance

Full name: Thomas Glasson Lance
Nickname(s): Tommy
Gender: Male
Born: June 14, 1891 in Paddington, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: February 29, 1976 in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Cycling Club, Westminster (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Tommy Lance joined with his club-mate from Polytechnic CC, Harry Ryan, as a tandem pairing for the 1920 season. With Ryan steering and Lance riding behind, they set a new British quarter-mild record in June and faced the Olympic Games in Antwerp, some seven weeks later, with confidence. At the Olympics they beat a Dutch pairing in the semi-finals over a distance of 1,200 metres and in the final, over 2,000 metres, they covered the last 200 metres in 11.6 seconds for a comfortable victory over the South Africans. Lance also completed in the match spring in the Antwerp but failed to reach the semi-finals and although he was an Olympic champion he never won an NCU title. After his active sporting days were over Tommy Lance became a bookmaker in Brighton.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 4 h4 r3/6
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M 2cST
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Repêchage Heats Heat Four 4 ス length behind3
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Round Two Heat Three 3 2 lengths behind
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Three 1 QU 13.2

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank 2cST RT
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 OR 11.2 2:49.2
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 11.6 1:37.6
1920 Summer 28 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 12.0 1:20.6