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Lancelot Stafford

Full name: Lancelot Henry Grahame Stafford
Gender: Male
Born: January 11, 1887 in Shepherd's Bush, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: June 15, 1940 in Beckenham, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: L.A.C., London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

As an unknown 21-year-old Lancelot Stafford won both standing jumps at the 1908 British Olympic trials and set a new British record in each event. It was only then that he decided to join a club, the London AC. He did not take part in the 1912 Olympics, but won the Amateur Field Events Association long jump title in 1913. During World War I he was Mentioned in Despatches while serving as a captain the Artists Rifles. He worked for Phoenix Assurance for over 30 years an at the time of his retirement in 1935 was area manager for Surrey.

Personal Bests: sHJ – 1.42 (4-8) (1908); sLJ – 3.07 (10-1) (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump Great Britain GBR 17T
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Great Britain GBR AC

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 17T 1.32 4-4
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP 1.32 4-4
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 6T 1.32 4-4

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
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