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Alexander Richardson

Full name: Alexander Whitmore Colquhoun Richardson
Gender: Male
Born: May 11, 1887 in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain
Died: July 22, 1964
Affiliations: British Army, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Bobsleigh

Related Olympians: Father of Guy Richardson.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

One of five soldiers who represented Great Britain in bobsleigh at the 1924 Winter Olympics Major Alexander Richardson was, at thirty-six years old, the oldest member of the silver medal winning crew. He left the British Army in 1931 for a career in business with the London Omnibus Company but was recalled to duty on the outbreak of World War Two. Richardson served in North Africa finally reaching the rank of Major-General.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 36 Chamonix Bobsleigh Men's Four/Five Great Britain-1 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Four/Five

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1924 Winter 36 Chamonix Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Final Standings
1924 Winter 36 Chamonix Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Run 1
1924 Winter 36 Chamonix Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Run 2
1924 Winter 36 Chamonix Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Run 3
1924 Winter 36 Chamonix Bobsleigh Great Britain-1 GBR Run 4
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