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James Soutter

Full name: James Tindal Soutter
Gender: Male
Born: January 1, 1885 in Echt, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain
Died: August 8, 1966 in Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Affiliations: Blackheath Harriers, Blackheath (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

James Soutter was Scottish 880y champion in 1911 and at 440y and 880y in 1912. At the 1912 Olympics he was eliminated in the second round of the 400, but after winning his 800 heat, withdrew from the final on sabbatarian grounds. Britain won the bronze medal in the 4x400 relay, but could not match their heat time in the final, partially due to ankle injury sustained by Soutter. While he lived in London, he was a member of Blackheath Harriers, running on their medley relay team that won the AAA title in 1911, and placed second in 1912. He also placed second in the 880y in 1912. Soutter went to Kenya as a church minister in 1913, and served as parish priest in East Lothian from his return to Scotland in 1917 until his retirement in 1947. In the summer of 1966, he disappeared without a trace from his Edinburgh home, and was officially presumed dead on 8 August.

Personal Bests: 220y – 22.8 (1912); 440y – 51.8 (1912); 800 – 1:56.7e (1911).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR AC h5 r2/3
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR AC h1 r2/3
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Five AC
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Ten 2 QU

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One AC DNF
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 2:00.4

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 3:23.2
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 3:19.0