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Syd Middleton

Full name: Sydney Albert "Syd" Middleton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Born: February 24, 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: September 2, 1945 in Kensington, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Glebe, Glebe (AUS) / Sydney Rowing Club, Sydney (AUS)
Country: ANZ Australasia
Sport: Rowing, Rugby

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Syd Middleton was one of two members of the Australian team that won the Olympic rugby gold medal in London to return to the Olympics. In 1912, Middleton returned as a member of the Australian eights crew, which was eliminated in the second round. In 1908, Middleton toured England with the Wallabies, the Australian national rugby union team, and played in the Olympics as part of the trip. He would again play test matches for Australia in 1910, when he captained his team against New Zealand. In all he won four caps for Australia. Volunteering for the Australian Imperial Force in World War I, Middleton fought at Gallipoli (Turkey) and France, and was awarded a Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and later made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 24 London Rugby Men's Rugby Australasia ANZ 1 Gold
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Sydney Rowing Club ANZ 2 h3 r2/4

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T C P DG
1908 Summer 24 London Rugby Australasia ANZ Final Round Match 1/2 1 1908-10-26 ANZ 32, Cornwall 3 Forward 0 0 0 0 0

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit M T
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Rowing Sydney Rowing Club ANZ Quarter-Finals Heat Three at ½ length
1912 Summer 28 Stockholm Rowing Sydney Rowing Club ANZ Round One Heat Two 6:57.0
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