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Bevil Rudd

Full name: Bevil Gordon d'Urban Rudd
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: October 6, 1895 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Died: February 2, 1948 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Bevil Rudd was the grandson of Charles Rudd, who co-founded the DeBeers diamond mining company. Rudd was educated at the St Andrew's College in Grahamstown, where he excelled both as a student and as an athlete, and was granted a Rhodes Scholarship in 1913, studying at Trinity College, Oxford. As an athlete, Rudd’s most successful year was 1920. At the 1920 Olympics Rudd won a full set of medals: gold in 400 m, silver in 4x400 m relay and bronze in 800 m. The same year he also won both the 440 yds and 880 yds title at the British AAA Championships and was named as the best British Athlete of the Year. After completing his studies in England, Rudd returned to South Africa where he worked as a sports journalist. In 1930 he became an editor for the Daily Telegraph, a position he held until after the World War II.

Personal Bests: 400 – 48.3y (1920); 800 – 1:53.6 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 400 metres South Africa RSA 1 Gold
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 800 metres South Africa RSA 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay South Africa RSA 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L MB
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa Final 1 49.6 1
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 49.7est at 1chest
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 51.2est 1 m. bh1
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa Round One Heat Five 1 QU 50.6

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa Final 3 1:54.0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:57.0
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:55.0

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa RSA Final 2 3:23.0est 6 m. bh1
1920 Summer 24 Antwerpen Athletics South Africa RSA Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:38.6