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Albert Webster

Full name: Albert Webster
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: May 25, 1925
Died: June 20, 2010 in Leiston, Suffolk, Great Britain
Affiliations: Sutton-in-Ashfield Harriers, Sutton-in-Ashfield (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Albert Webster competed in the 1952 Olympics for Britain, placing fifth in the 800 at Helsinki, after setting what would be his career best of 1:50.1 (1:50.26) in the semi-final. In 1951 he had run in three internationals for Britain, leading to his selection for the team. Late in 1951 he ran the second leg on a British 4×880 y relay team (with Bill Nankeville, Frank Evans, and John Parlett) that set a world record of 7:30.6, with Webster running 1:52.9 for his leg. Webster was English Midlands AAA 880 yard champion in 1952, and defeated Roger Bannister, shortly after Bannister won the 1952 AAA 880, which sealed Webster's place on the British Olympic team. After his competitive career ended, he coached athletics.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:50.1 (1:50.26) (1952).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 5

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final 5 1:50.2 1:50.47
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:50.1 1:50.26
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:55.5