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Percy Mann

Full name: Percy Edward Mann
Gender: Male
Born: May 12, 1888 in Eltham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 23, 1974 in Warrington, Warrington, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In 1912 Percy Mann placed third in the AAA 880y and was the winner at the Kinnaird meeting and the Olympic Trials. He was at his best at the Stockholm Olympics and, after winning the fastest of th 800m heats in 1:56.0, matched this time in the semi-finals but was eliminated. He was also a finalist at the AAAs in 1911 and 1914. Curiously he won the Surrey 880y in 1910 and 1911 and the Kent 880y in 1911 and 1913. His successes were achieved despite the fact that he was only able to train late at night after a full working day in the footwear trade.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:55.3e (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 6 h1 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 6
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:56.0