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