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Teddy Smouha

Full name: Edward Ralph "Teddy" Smouha
Gender: Male
Born: December 17, 1909 in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: April 1, 1992 in Geneva, Genève, Switzerland
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Teddy Smouha represented Cambridge vs. Oxford in the relay in 1927-28 and individually he was second to John Rinkel in the 100y in 1928. He always ran wearing a monocle, as his coach said it would stop his head wobbling, and he trained by running behind his father’s chauffeur-driven, 45 horsepower, nine-seat Daimler in Richmond Park. After being Called to the Bar in 1930, Smouha joined his father in creating the eponymous Smouha City near El-Iskandariya (Alexandria), Egypt. His work with the project was interrupted by war service as Wing Commander with the RAF and again when he was recalled for service in Cyprus in 1956. He retired to Switzerland which he used as a base to oversee his substantial business interests and where he was a prominent member of the British community. His son, Brian, and his grandson, James Espir, both represented England at athletics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 41.8 2
1928 Summer 18 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 2 QU 43.5