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Percy Spark

Full name: Arthur Percy Spark
Gender: Male
Born: June 4, 1894 in Durris, Aberdeenshire, Great Britain
Died: August 29, 1953 in Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Stoke Victoria Athletic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A specialist in the heavy events, Percy Spark won the shot, discus, and hammer at the 1926 Midland Championships and later in the season competed against France in all three events. He was also the Midland shot champion in 1924-25. His best performance at the AAAs was fourth in the hammer in 1924. After serving with the RAMC in World War I he later attended Edinburgh University and placed in the first three a total of seven times in the shot, discus, hammer, and javelin at the Scottish Championships 1924-26. At the 1924 Olympics he withdrew from the decathlon after seven events and in the pentathlon, he was eliminated after three events. After graduating, he took up a medical practice in Stoke and served as Mayor of the City in 1949-50.

Personal Bests: SP – 12.34 (40-6) (1926); DT – 35.67 (117-0½) (1928); HT – 43.33 (142-2) (1924); JT – 43.62 (143-1½) (1925).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Men's Pentathlon Great Britain GBR 27
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Men's Decathlon Great Britain GBR AC DNF

Men's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O EF D T
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 27 79 3 events
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain Long jump 30 5.290
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain 200 metres 28 27.0
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain 200 metres Heat Five 3 27.0
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain Discus throw 21 41.19

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1912BT) P(1985T) D H
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain 100 metres 36 12.8 476.4 461
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain 100 metres Heat Twelve 3 12.8 476.4 461
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain Long jump 35 404.650 396 5.170
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain Shot put 16 552.0 537 10.860
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain High jump 33 258 317 1.40
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain 400 metres 32 59.0 593.92 443
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain 400 metres Heat Eleven 3 59.0 593.92 443
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain 110 metre hurdles AC DQ 0 0
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain 110 metre hurdles Heat One AC DQ 0 0
1924 Summer 29 Paris Athletics Great Britain Discus throw 11 539.25 525 33.085
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