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Leon Meredith

Full name: Lewis Leon Meredith
Nickname(s): Leonard
Gender: Male
Born: February 2, 1882 in St. Pancras, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 27, 1930 in Davos, Graubünden, Switzerland
Affiliations: Paddington C.C.
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Leon Meredith has won the largest number of motor-paced world titles, with seven among amateurs (1904-05, 1907-09, 1911, 1913). When the First World War interrupted his career, it was assumed he would retire because of his age, but he continued to race until 1924. Meredith was not as successful at the Olympic Games as he had hoped; in 1908 he won a gold medal with the British team pursuit quartet, but was unlucky in the other three events he contested. In 1912, he won a silver medal in the team time trial on the road, having placed fourth individually. Meredith, who had patented a racing tire and ran his own tire company, was also a fervent roller skater, operating his own rink and becoming British amateur roller skating champion in 1911 and 1912. He died of a heart attack while on his annual winter holiday in Davos.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Great Britain GBR 2 h2 r2/3
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Men's 20 kilometres Great Britain GBR AC r2/2
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Great Britain GBR AC r2/2 DNF
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual England GBR 4
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Team England-1 GBR 2 Silver
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Great Britain GBR 18
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T AT AT TA
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 4 11-00:02.6
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 18 4-58:55.6 5-00:58.2 2:02.6

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1912 Summer 30 Stockholm Cycling England-1 GBR Final Standings 2 11-00:02.6
1920 Summer 38 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Standings AC DNF 4-58:55.6

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M T
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 at 1 length
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 2:43.2

Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 2:18.6
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2:19.6
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU/walkover

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 AC
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat One 1 QU 33:21.0

Men's 100 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 AC DNF
1908 Summer 26 London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Two 1 QU 2-43:15.4