Full name: Bernard Leopold Sandow Prendergast
Born: December 25, 1911 in Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Affiliations: St. Mary's Hospital, London (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Bernard Prendergast was a student at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School from 1933-42 where he studied for the Conjoint Board. He placed third in the discus at the 1934 British Empire Games, won the USU title in 1935-36 and was the AAA Champion in 1936. As Jamaica was not represented at the 1936 Olympics, Prendergast went to Berlin with the British team but the Olympic qualifying distance of 44 metres (144-4) was very close to his personal best and failed to advance to the final. While in Berlin he was involved in a tragic accident with a javelin in which a woman died, and this affected him mentally.
Personal Bests: DT – 44.16 (144-10½) (1936).
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