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Lance Royle

Full name: Lancelot Carrington "Lance" Royle
Gender: Male
Born: May 31, 1898 in Barnet, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: June 19, 1978 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Surrey AC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

On leaving Harrow, Lance Royle entered the RMA Woolwich and was commissioned into the Royal Field Artillery in 1918. In May 1920 he produced a remarkable series of performances at an Allied Forces Meeting in Paris when, in the space of one afternoon, he took three first places (100, 200, 110H), one second (triple jump), and two thirds (200H, long jump). He was a member of the Surrey AC medley relay team that won the AAA title three times (1922-24) and, individually, he won the Army 100 y in 1920, the Southern Counties 100 y and 220 y in 1923 and, at the AAA Championships, he placed second in the 100 y in 1922 and third in 1924. The high point of his career came at the 1924 Olympics when he was a member of the 4×100 relay that progressively improved the UK record in each of their three outings, and won the silver medals. Royle resigned his Army commission in 1921 to join Unilever and during a highly successful business career was a director of many major business firms. He was awarded the KBE in 1944.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.1 (1922/24); 220y – 22.2 (1925).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h6 r2/4
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Six 3
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 11.0

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 2 41.2 4
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 41.8
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 42.0
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