Full name: Arthur Wellington Sweeney
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: May 20, 1909 in Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Died: December 27, 1940 in Takoradi, Western, Ghana
Affiliations: Milocarian Athletic Club, (GBR) / Royal Air Force, (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Arthur Sweeney won both sprints on his international début against France, and the following weeks repeated the double at the 1934 British Empire Games. And he took the gold medal in the 1934 British Empire Games 4×110 yards relay (with Walter Rangeley and the non-Olympians Ernie Davis and George Saunders). Sweeney went on to win the AAA 100y (1935, 1939) and 220y (1936-37), and in 12 individual races in internatonial matches, he had a 6-6 win/loss record with of his defeated coming at the hands of British teammates (two by Cyril Holmes and one by Walter Rangeley). A regular officer in the Air Force, he won both sprints at the RAF Championships six times (1932, 1934-37, 1939). At the 1938 European Championships he finished fifth in the 100 metres and won the bronze medal in the 4×100 metres relay (with Godfrey Brown, Ernie Page, and the non-Olympian Maurice Scarr). His British records for 100m (10.4) and 220 (21.2) were not beaten until McDonald Bailey reached his peak. He was killed in a flying accident.
Personal Bests: 100y – 9.8 (1936/37/38); 100 – 10.4 (1937); 220y – 21.2 (1935).
|1936 Summer||27||Berlin||Athletics||Men's 100 metres||Great Britain||GBR||5 h2 r3/4|
|1936 Summer||27||Berlin||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||Great Britain||GBR||4 h3 r1/4|
|1936 Summer||27||Berlin||Athletics||Great Britain||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||5||10,7|
|1936 Summer||27||Berlin||Athletics||Great Britain||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||2||QU||10.6||10,75|
|1936 Summer||27||Berlin||Athletics||Great Britain||Round One||Heat Nine||2||QU||10.7|