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William Morton

Full name: William Morton
Nickname(s): Doc
Gender: Male
Born: June 20, 1880 in Hunslet, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
Died: March 21, 1952 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Queen City Bicycle Club, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

William “Doc” Morton began his competitive cycling career around the turn of the 20th century and gained recognition in the sport by winning the half-mile amateur handicap race at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York in August 1901. As a member of the Queen City Bicycle Club, from 1902 through 1909 he won, according to one obituary, “every major race in Canada from half mile to 25 miles”. Perhaps his most notable tournament, however, was the 1908 Summer Olympics where he won a bronze medal in the Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards alongside Walt Andrews, Fred McCarthy, and Will Anderson. He also competed in four other events at the Games, but never left the opening round of any of them. He continued competing, on and off, through the 1910s, and eventually retired to found and run a bicycle shop in Toronto in the 1920s. He also served as a coach for the Canadian national cycling delegations to the 1928 and 1936 Summer Olympics and worked as a mechanic at local six-day races.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's Sprint Canada CAN 3 h14 r1/3
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's Sprint Canada CAN 2 h9 r1/3
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's 5,000 metres Canada CAN 5 h3 r1/2
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Canada CAN AC h2 r1/2 DNF

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Round One Heat Fourteen 3
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Round One Heat Nine 2 at 2½ lengths

Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 2 2:29.6
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 1 QU/walkover

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Round One Heat Three 5

Men's 100 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 27 London Cycling Canada Round One Heat Two AC DNF
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