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Bill Parnell

Full name: Comer William "Bill" Parnell
Gender: Male
Born: February 14, 1928 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Died: September 6, 2008
Affiliations: North Vancouver
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Comer "Bill" Parnell had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1950 British Empire Games 1 mile, 3rd in the 1950 British Empire Games 880 yards. In the 1950 British Empire Games 4×440 yards Relay (with Don Pettie, Jack Hutchins, and Bill Larochelle) Parnell finished fifth. In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 880 yards he finished seventh and in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 1 mile he was eliminated in the heats.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:50.8y (1949); 1500 – 3:52.4 (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics Men's 800 metres Canada CAN 6 h3 r1/3
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN AC h3 r1/2
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Men's 800 metres Canada CAN 6 h1 r2/3
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 10 h1 r2/3

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Three 6 1:55.7
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 6 1:52.7 1:52.92
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Canada Round One Heat Eight 3 QU 1:53.1

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1948 Summer 20 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Three AC DNF
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 10 3:52.4 3:52.91
1952 Summer 24 Helsinki Athletics Canada Round One Heat Three 4 QU 3:53.4 3:53.75
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