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Jimmy Reardon

Full name: James Patrick "Jimmy" Reardon
Gender: Male
Born: October 18, 1925 in Birdhill, Tipperary, Ireland
Affiliations: Donore Harriers, Dublin (IRL)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jimmy Reardon attended St. Mary's College where he set school records in the 220 yards and was a wing on the rugby 15. In 1947 he was the first Irishman to win an AAA title, taking the 440 yards in 48.3 seconds. After the 1948 Olympics Reardon attended Villanova University, graduating in 1954 with a degree in economics. Reardon settled near Villanova, in Philadelphia, and started a car dealership. He also introduced rugby to the Philadelphians, and in 1961 was the first president of the Philadelphia Rugby Football Club, and started the Villanova Rugby Football Club in 1959.

Personal Best: 400 – 47.8 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Ireland IRL 5 h1 r3/4
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Ireland IRL AC h1 r1/2

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM T(A 1/10)
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Ireland Semi-Finals Heat One 5 47.8 at 1.32
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Ireland Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 48.3
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Ireland Round One Heat One 1 QU 48.4 48.4

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1948 Summer 22 London Athletics Ireland IRL Round One Heat One AC DQ
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