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Jimmy Tremeer

Full name: Leonard Francis "Jimmy" Tremeer
Gender: Male
Born: August 1, 1874 in Barnstaple, Devon, Great Britain
Died: October 29, 1951 in Guildford, Surrey, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Although only taking up sprinting in 1896, Jimmy Tremeer was an AAA finalist the following year and from 1897-1906 was a finalist in the 100y, 220y or 440y at the AAAs 10 times; his best performances came in the 220y in which he was second for three successive years (1902-04). In 1906 he equaled the world record of 10.8 for 100m and, on switching to the 400 hurdles, set a new British best for this event at the 1908 Olympic Games. As a 33-year-old, Tremeer placed third in the Olympic final. He was also one of the pioneers of javelin throwing in England. He continued as an active athlete until 1939 when, at the age of 64, he retired from the hardware business and joined the Forestry Commission. He served as President of London AC (1931-32) and was closely involved with the Veterans’ AC.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.8 (1906); 220y – 22.4 (1903); 400H – 57.0e (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 33 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 33 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Great Britain GBR AC

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 33 London Athletics Great Britain Final 3 57.0est at 15 yds
1908 Summer 33 London Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 1:00.6
1908 Summer 33 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Ten 1 QU/walkover 1:01.8

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 33 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 33 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 33 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A AC
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