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Ernie Payne

Full name: Ernest "Ernie" Payne
Nickname(s): The Worcester Wonder
Gender: Male
Born: December 23, 1884 in Worcester, Worcestershire, Great Britain
Died: September 10, 1961 in Worcester, Worcestershire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Worcester St Johns CC, Worcester (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ernie Payne of Worcester St John’s CC won the quarter-mile and 1 mile at the 1905 NCU championships, repeated the double in 1906 and 1907 he won the 1 mile title for the third successive year. In 1908 he placed no better than fourth in the NCU 1 mile but three weeks later he won a gold medal in the team pursuit at the Olympic Games. Payne was also an outstanding football player, winning a Birmingham League medal with Worchester City and playing 11 games for Manchester United, usually when the great Billy Meredith was on international duty.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 4 h3 r2/3
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR AC h2 r2/3
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR AC h2 r1/2 DNF

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Three 4
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Twelve 1 QU 57.2
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two AC over 1 length
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:32.0

Men's Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 2:18.6
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 2:19.6
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU/walkover

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 23 London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Two AC DNF
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