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Ernest May

Full name: Ernest Edmund Bedford May
Gender: Male
Born: September 14, 1878 in Bartlow, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain
Died: January 5, 1952 in Chathill, Northumberland, Great Britain
Affiliations: L.A.C., London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ernest May was the winner of the shot (1900-01) and the hammer (1901) at the Oxbridge sports. On the North American of the combined Oxbridge team in 1901 he won the hammer in the match against McGill and finished second against Harvard/Yale. At the AAA Championships he finished second in the hammer for three successive years (1901-03) and in 1906 he was disqualified for using a hammer that exceeded the permitted length. He made a final appearance at the Championships in 1909 when he placed fourth. After his Ordination in 1901, he held various ecclesiastical appointments before becoming vicar of Ellingham in 1927 where he spent the rest of his life.

Personal Bests: SP – 11.17 (36-8) (1900); DT - unknown; HT – 40.94 (134-4) (1904); JT - unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle Great Britain GBR AC

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A AC

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group C AC

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B AC

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B AC

Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A AC
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