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Ernest Sutherland

Full name: Ernest George Sutherland
Nickname(s): Buz
Gender: Male
Born: April 26, 1894 in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Died: July 8, 1936 in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ernest Sutherland, known throughout his career as "Buz", was one of the outstanding New Zealand athletes of the 1920s. His greatest moment though came in the green of South Africa rather than the black of New Zealand. The NZAAA brought a team of South Africans to New Zealand in 1922 and Sutherland, the national titleholder in the javelin, long and high jumps, travelled around the country with them. He got on so well with the visitors that when they left, so did he. He competed for South Africa in the decathlon in Paris in 1924, finishing fifth of 36 starters. He won the javelin title at the English AAA championships in 1924 and was second, when competing for Glasgow, in 1925. He returned to New Zealand in 1926 and won another three national titles for a total of 13. A policeman, he died as the result of a bicycle accident.

Personal Best: Dec – 5928 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics Men's Decathlon South Africa RSA 5

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912BT) P(1985T) T D H
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa Final Standings 5 6,794.1425 5.749
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa 100 metres 8T 762.0 683 11.6
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa 100 metres Heat Five 1 762.0 683 11.6
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa Long jump 4 772.150 736 6.670
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa Shot put 15 552.5 537 10.865
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa High jump 4T 818 627 1.80
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa 400 metres 29 706.72 554 56.0
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa 400 metres Heat Seven 2 706.72 554 56.0
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa 110 metre hurdles 2T 848 641 16.6
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa 110 metre hurdles Heat Five 1 848 641 16.6
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa Discus throw 17 453.56 481 30.830
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa Pole vault 6T 649.0 431 3.30
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa Javelin throw 5 725.4125 604 51.015
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa 1,500 metres 19T 506.8 455 5:19.0
1924 Summer 30 Paris Athletics South Africa 1,500 metres Heat Four 4 506.8 455 5:19.0