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Jimmy Swift

Full name: Alfred James "Jimmy" Swift
Gender: Male
Born: June 25, 1931 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: April 13, 2009 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Jimmy Swift had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1952 Olympics Team Pursuit, 3rd in the 1956 Olympics 1000 metres Time Trial; 1st in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Track Time Trail. He also finished seventh in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games road race. In the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games he finished fifth in the track time trail as well as in the Sprint 1000 metres. In the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games Sprint 1000 metres he was eliminated in the quarter-finals. He also competed in the 10 miles Scratch in both 1954 and 1958.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual South Africa RSA AC DNF
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling Men's Road Race, Team South Africa RSA AC DNF
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres South Africa RSA 2 Silver
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual South Africa RSA AC DNF
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Men's Road Race, Team South Africa RSA AC DNF
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial South Africa RSA 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres South Africa RSA 4

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling South Africa Final Standings AC DNF
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling South Africa Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT TP
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling South Africa RSA Final Standings AC DNF AC/DNF
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling South Africa RSA Final Standings AC DNF AC/DNF

Men's 1,000 metres Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling South Africa Final Standings 3 1:11.6

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling South Africa RSA Final Round Match 1/2 2 4:53.6
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling South Africa RSA Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:41.2
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling South Africa RSA Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 4:50.6
1952 Summer 21 Helsinki Cycling South Africa RSA Qualifying Round 4 QU 4:53.8
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling South Africa RSA Final Round Match 3/4 2 4:43.8
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling South Africa RSA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 4:41.0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling South Africa RSA Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 4:47.8
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Cycling South Africa RSA Round One Heat Two 2 QU 4:51.6
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