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Donald Slack

Full name: Donald George Slack
Gender: Male
Born: July 16, 1896 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, Great Britain
Died: September 23, 1973 in Worcester, Worcestershire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Birchfield Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Donald Slack was a versatile athlete who won 10 Midland Counties titles at four different events between 1922 and 1932 – 120y hurdles (1), high jump (4), long jump (2), and triple jump (3). With his first victory in the triple jump in 1923 he set a UK record. His best performance at the AAA Championships was second in the triple jump in 1923. His all-round ability earned him selection for the 1924 Olympics where he placed 25th in the decathlon and was eliminated after three events of the pentathlon. Slack served briefly in the Air Force, winning the RAF Championship at 120y hurdles and long jump in 1922 and these performances earned him selection for Britain's first international match.

Personal Bests: 120yH – 16.6 (1922); HJ – 1.74 (5-8½) (1925); LJ – 6.84 (22-5¼) (1922); TJ – 13.75 (45-1½) (1923); Dec – 4789 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Men's Pentathlon Great Britain GBR 13
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Men's Decathlon Great Britain GBR 25

Men's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O EF D T
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 13 48 3 events
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Long jump 12 6.430
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 200 metres 8T 23.8
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 200 metres Heat Four 2 23.8
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Discus throw 28 34.18

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912BT) P(1985T) T D H
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 25 5,148.1050 4.803
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 100 metres 8T 762.0 683 11.6
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 100 metres Heat Six 1 762.0 683 11.6
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Long jump 30 603.100 582 5.980
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Shot put 33 342.5 411 8.765
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain High jump 16T 608 504 1.65
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 400 metres 22T 736.80 585 55.2
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 400 metres Heat Two 2 736.80 585 55.2
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 110 metre hurdles 13T 753 540 17.6
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 110 metre hurdles Heat Four 2 753 540 17.6
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Discus throw 23 206.18 354 24.320
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Pole vault 23 271.0 264 2.60
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain Javelin throw 21 315.5250 386 36.110
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 1,500 metres 16 550.0 494 5:11.8
1924 Summer 27 Paris Athletics Great Britain 1,500 metres Heat Four 3 550.0 494 5:11.8
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