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Carl van Geyzel

Full name: Carl Theodore van Geyzel
Gender: Male
Born: December 19, 1902 in Colombo, Basnahira, Sri Lanka
Died: January 18, 1971 in Lunuwila, Wayamba, Sri Lanka
Affiliations: Achilles Club, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After sharing first place in the high jump at the 1924 Oxbridge Sports, Carl Van Geyzel won the event outright in 1925. He won the AAA high jump in 1926 and second place at the 1928 Championships earned him a place on the British Olympic team that year. One of the best of the early Asian high jumpers, his Ceylon national record stood for more than 25 years. He played cricket for Cambridge University in 1924 but missed winning a blue, and he also represented Ceylon at cricket in 1926-27.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.90 (6-3) (1925).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 25 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 25 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 19T 1.77
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 4T 1.77
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