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Walter Rangeley

Full name: Walter Rangeley
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: December 14, 1903 in Salford, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: March 16, 1982 in Mold, Flintshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Salford Harriers, Salford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

As a sprinter, Walter Rangeley enjoyed a remarkably long career. After placing third in both sprints at the unofficial National Junior Championships organized by the Manchester AC in 1921, he went on to win the Northern Counties 100y five times and the 220y eight times. In the 4×100 relay he won an Olympic silver in 1924 and bronze in 1928, when he also took a silver, only 60 cm. behind the winner, Percy Williams, in the 200. Rangeley won a gold medal in the 4×110y relay (with Arthur Sweeney and the non-Olympians Ernie Davis and George Saunders), a bronze in the 220y, and was eliminated in the heats of the 100y at the 1934 British Empire Games, but surprisingly was never an AAA winner. Although an AAA finalist 13 times – five at 100y and eight at 220y – his best placements were third at 100y (1925) and 220y (1928, 1935). He made his final appearance at the Championships in 1939 when he placed fourth in the 220y at the age of 35. He worked as a bank clerk.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.86 (1925); 100 – 10.6 (1935); 200 – 21.9 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h2 r2/4
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h6 r2/4
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 200 metres Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 4 h2 r1/2

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Two 3 11.0
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Eight 1 QU 11.0
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Six 3 10.9e
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 11.0

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Final 2 21.9 3
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 22.0
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 21.9
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Thirteen 1 QU 22.0

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L T(H)
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 2 41.2 4
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 41.8
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 42.0
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 41.8 2
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 2 QU 43.5
1936 Summer 32 Berlin Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 4 42.4
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