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Charles Reidpath

Full name: Charles Decker Reidpath
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight: 168 lbs (76 kg)
Born: September 20, 1889 in Buffalo, New York, United States
Died: October 21, 1975 in Kenmore, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

After winning the IC4A 440y in 1910, Reidpath missed the 1911 meet through injury, but he came back in 1912 to score a notable double with a 21.4 220y (straight) and a 48.0 440y which placed him second on the world all-time list. Charles Reidpath was still in top form at the Olympics and, after running the fastest 400m semi-final (48.7), he took the gold medal with a new Olympic record of 48.2. He later ran the anchor leg on the relay team which set a new world record of 3:16.6. At Syracuse, Reidpath was on the football and track teams for three years and after graduation he entered the building trade. Apart from the years 1941 to 1946, when he was serving with the engineers corps in Europe, Charles Reidpath was the director of buildings for the city of Buffalo from 1937 until 1954.

Personal Bests: 200 – 22.1 (1912); 440y – 47.7 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 5
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 5 22.3est 2
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Six 1 QU 22.1
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat One 1 QU 22.6

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 1 OR 48.2 3
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 48.7
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Fifteen 2 QU 51.2

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States USA Final 1 WR 3:16.6
1912 Summer 22 Stockholm Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:23.3