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Arthur Stokes

Full name: Arthur Joseph Stokes
Gender: Male
Born: November 13, 1875 in Coventry, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: April 4, 1949 in Coventry, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: Arab C.C., Coventry (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

Arthur Stokes was one of Coventry’s best known sportsmen in the early part of the 20th century. He raced for local cycling clubs Godiva Harriers and Premier Cycling Club, and in 1907 he was one of the founder members of the new Coventry Racing Cyclists Club. But it was after joining the Arab Cycling Club in 1911 that he gained recognition and subsequent selection for the England team, one of three Great Britain teams entered for the road race at the Stockholm Olympics. Sadly, due to the poor condition of some areas of the circuit, Arthur suffered a bad fall, breaking his collar bone and he had to withdraw. consequently he failed to contribute to his team’s total in the team element of the race although they did go on to win the silver medal. The state of the roads in Stockholm were so bad, and unsurfaced in parts, that nearly a quarter of the 123 starters failed to complete the race.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual England GBR AC DNF (in Södertälje)
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Cycling Men's Road Race, Team England-1 GBR 2 Silver

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Cycling Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF (in Södertälje)

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1912 Summer 36 Stockholm Cycling England-1 GBR Final Standings 2 AC/DNF
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