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Geoffrey Turner

Full name: Ignatius Geoffrey Barker Turner
Gender: Male
Born: May 16, 1907 in Leigh, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Died: May 2, 1932 in Leigh, Greater Manchester, Great Britain
Affiliations: Earlestown Viaduct Athletic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Northern high jump champion for five successive years (1927-31), Geoffrey Turner placed equal second at the 1930 AAA Championships and was sixth at the British Empire Games that year. His personal best (1.93 [6-4] in 1929) is often overlooked but it took Turner to the top of the 1929 European rankings and to equal fifth in the world. He was also the 1929 Northern champion at 120y hurdles. He died from sepsis at the early age of 24.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.93 (6-4) (1929).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics Men's High Jump Great Britain GBR 19T QR

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 19T 1.77
1928 Summer 21 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group D 5T 1.77
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