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Maurice Marshall

Full name: Maurice Lane Marshall
Nickname(s): Moss
Gender: Male
Born: January 12, 1927 in Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
Died: May 16, 2013 in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Affiliations: Waikato
Country: NZL New Zealand
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Maurice Marshall represented New Zealand at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, where he won a bronze medal in the mile. Domestically he won the New Zealand mile championship in 1951-52, after finishing second from 1946-50. Marshall retired from athletics shortly after his 1952 Olympic appearance and became a teacher in New Zealand, eventually serving as headmaster of Southwell School in Hamilton for 16 years. He and his 1952 Olympic teammate, [John Holland], were honored by having parallel streets named for them in Hamilton. In 1989 Marshall was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to education and sport.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:53.5y (1951); 1500 – unknown; Mile – 4:11.8 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's 800 metres New Zealand NZL 4 h1 r1/3
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics Men's 1,500 metres New Zealand NZL 7 h4 r1/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat One 4 1:56.2

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 25 Helsinki Athletics New Zealand Round One Heat Four 7 4:01.0 4:01.03
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