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George Nicol

Full name: George Nicol
Gender: Male
Born: December 28, 1886 in Battersea, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 28, 1967 in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

George Nicol was a four-time finalist in the AAA 440 y (1908-09, 1912-13) and winner in 1913. He was a member of the famous Polytechnic Harriers medley relay team that set a world record (3:29.8) at Glasgow in 1914 and won the AAA title for three successive years (1912-14). He was also a member of the Polytechnic team that set a UK 4×400y relay record in 1908. George Nicol was one of the pioneers of Continental tours and led his club team to meetings in many major European cities. He produced some fine performances on these tours, setting All-Comers records for 400 m in Germany and Belgium and he was the Austrian champion at 800 m. One of the most loyal servants of Polytechnic Harriers, Nicol was a committee member for more than 60 years, a Life Member for 53 years, and a Vice-President for 47 years. He was awarded the OBE for his work as a senior civil servant.

Personal Bests: 440y – 49.4 (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h2 r2/3
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h1 r2/3
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 3
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Five 1 QU 50.8
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Twelve 1 QU 50.0

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 3:23.2
1912 Summer 25 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 3:19.0
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