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Robert Lindsay

Full name: Robert Alexander Lindsay
Gender: Male
Born: April 18, 1890 in Wandsworth, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: October 21, 1958 in Battersea, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Blackheath Harriers, Blackheath (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Robert Lindsay of Blackheath Harriers was on the threshold of top-class athletics when his career was interrupted by World War I. He finished fourth in the 440 y at the 1911 AAA Championships and won three Scottish 440y titles in the years immediately prior to the war. In 1914 he was also the Scottish Champion at 220 yards. As a finalist in the 1920 AAA Championship 440 yards, Lindsay was selected for the relay team that won the Olympic gold medal in Antwerp, but his best performance came the following year when he defeated the Olympic champion, Bevil Rudd (RSA), to take the 1921 AAA title.

Personal Bests: 220y – 22.8 (1914); 440y – 50.4 (1921).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 4 h3 r2/4
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Three 4 51.7est 2 m. bh3
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU 52.0

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ST MB
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 1 3:22.2 50.6
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:40.9est 15 m. bh1