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Frank Lukeman

Full name: Francis Lawrence "Frank" Lukeman
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Born: June 20, 1885 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Died: December 23, 1946 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Montreal AAA, Montréal (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Frank Lukeman's amateur athletic career began to gain momentum in the mid-1900s and he was selected to represent Canada at the 1908 Summer Olympics, where he competed in four events. He was eliminated in the opening round of the 100 metres, 200 metres, and the 1,600 metres medley relay (alongside Don Buddo, Lou Sebert, and Irving Parkes) and finished 13th among 32 competitors in the long jump. In order to train for the Games with the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association, he turned down a government position in Ottawa, although he would later move there and compete for the Ottawa Amateur Athletic Club. Four years later, at the 1912 Games, he participated in five events, including the decathlon, which he dropped out of with only the javelin throw and 1,500 metres race remaining. He was eliminated in the opening round of the 110 metres hurdles and the semifinals of the 100 metres and the 4×100 metres relay (with Frank McConnell, Hal Beasley, and Army Howard), and place fourth in the pentathlon. After Jim Thorpe's disqualification for professionalism, however, Lukeman was bumped up to the bronze medal position. Although Thorpe's results were reinstated in 1982, Lukeman is still considered a bronze medalist. He also competed at the 1911 Inter-Empire Championships, an athletic tournament held as part of the "Festival of Empire" in honor of the newly-crowned George V of the United Kingdom and considered a precursor to the British Empire Games.

At the onset of World War I, Lukeman signed up with the 3rd Regiment Victoria Rifles of Canada and saw combat overseas, earning the rank of Sergeant Major. He retired from athletics after the conflict and returned to his native Montreal, where he died in 1946.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.8 (1912); 200 – 21.7y (1910); 110H – 15.8y (1910); LJ – 7.04 (1908); Dec – 5591.760* (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 100 metres Canada CAN 2 h13r1/3
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 200 metres Canada CAN 3 h3 r1/3
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay Canada CAN 3 h3 r1/2
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's Long Jump Canada CAN 13
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Men's 100 metres Canada CAN 3 h3 r2/3
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Canada CAN 3 h11r1/3
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Canada CAN 2 h3 r2/3
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Men's Pentathlon Canada CAN 4 Bronze
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Men's Decathlon Canada CAN AC DNF

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Thirteen 2 11.7est at 3 yds
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat Three 3
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Round One Heat Twelve 2 QU

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Three 3

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Round One Heat Eleven 3

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 43.5
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR/walkover 46.2

Men's 1,600 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 3

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Final Standings 13 6.59 21-7½
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 13 6.59 21-7½
1908 Summer 22 London Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group D 2 6.59 21-7½

Men's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O P(1912AT) P(1985T) D AO T
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final Standings 4 29 3,396.975 3.204
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Long jump 8T 6.45 6
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Javelin throw 19 36.02 11
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 200 metres 5T 4 23.2
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 200 metres Heat Eight 1 23.2
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Discus throw 3 33.76
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 1,500 metres 5 5:00.2

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1912AT) P(1985T) D H
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final Standings AC DNF
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 100 metres 3T 11.2 904.8 765
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 100 metres Heat Seven 1 11.2 904.8 765
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Long jump 14 671.70 617 6.14
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Shot put 27 449 443 9.29
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada High jump 4T 790 585 1.75
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 400 metres 3 52.1 860.88 714
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 400 metres Heat Five 1 52.1 860.88 714
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Discus throw 12 584.28 475 30.52
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 110 metre hurdles 3 16.3 876.50 673
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada 110 metre hurdles Heat Five 2 16.3 876.5 673
1912 Summer 26 Stockholm Athletics Canada Pole vault 12T 454.6 286 2.70