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Tom Nicolson

Full name: Thomas Rae "Tom" Nicolson
Gender: Male
Born: October 3, 1879 in Tighnabruaich, Argyll and Bute, Great Britain
Died: April 18, 1951 in Glasgow, Glasgow City, Great Britain
Affiliations: West of Scotland Harriers/Kyle's Shinty & Athletic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

As a specialist in the weight events, Tom Nicolson compiled an incomparable record in the annals of Scottish athletics. He won the hammer at the Scottish Championships for 19 successive years (9012-24) and was the winner of the shot 14 times (1902-05, 1909-23). He also won the 56-lb. weight four times (1921-24) and the Scots-style hammer three times (1921-23) for a total of 40 championships. At the AAA Championships he won the hammer six times (1903-05, 1907, 1909, 1912) and he also won the shot in 1903. His working life was spent on the family farm in Kyles of Bute on the Clyde.

Personal Bests: SP – 13.41 (44-0) (1903); HT – 51.71 (1904).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Shot Put Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Great Britain GBR 4
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Great Britain GBR 6

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B AC

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 4 48.09 157-9¼
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 4 48.09 157-9¼
1908 Summer 28 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 1 48.09 157-9¼
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 6 45.700
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final Round 6 45.700
1920 Summer 40 Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 6 QU 45.700
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