Full name: Lancelot Henry Grahame Stafford
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: Great Britain
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).
|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|
|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|