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George Parker

Full name: George Richard Parker
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: 1897 in Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Died: June 18, 1974 in Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: NSW Walking and Field Games Club, (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

George Parker was the Australian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. After having won the silver medal in the 3,000 m walk on the track, beaten only by the Italian Ugo Frigerio, the best race walker of his era, Parker dropped out of his second event, the 10,000 m walk. In 1920, 1922 and 1926 he was Australasian Champion in both the one- and three-mile walks.

Personal Best\: 10kmW – 47:31.0 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Walk Australia AUS 2 Silver
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Men's 10 kilometres Walk Australia AUS AC

Men's 3,000 metres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Australia Final 2 13:19.6est 20 m. bh1
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Australia Round One Heat One 2 QU 13:47.9est 4 m. bh1

Men's 10 kilometres Walk

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Australia Final AC DNF
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Australia Round One Heat One 3 QU 47:31.0
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