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Albert White

Full name: George Albert White
Nickname(s): Lal
Gender: Male
Born: February 19, 1890 in Brigg, North Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Died: March 1, 1965 in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Albert “Lal” White’s specialty was riding on grass and cinder tracks, but between 1913-26 he won 15 national titles and competed in four UCI Track Cycling World Championships on cement tracks. His first national title came in 1913 in the tandem, together with his brother. The others came between the wars – three in the quarter mile, one in the mile, four in the 5 miles, four in the 25 miles, and another two in the tandem. His best year was 1920, winning four British Championships. At the 1920 Olympics White fell behind in the team pursuit final, and unintentionally hindered the Italian quartet, who protested. The protest was upheld, giving Italy the gold medal. White won a number of other prestigious races, mostly over the 10-mile distance, including the 1922 Muratti Gold Cup.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 3 h1 r5/6
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M 2cST
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 シ wheel behind
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Round Two Heat Seven 1 QU 12.6
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Nine 2 QU 15 cm. behind

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 2 5:13.8
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 5:14.0
1920 Summer 30 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 5:23.8
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