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Rex Woods

Full name: Reginald Salisbury "Rex" Woods
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: October 15, 1891 in Dulwich, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: September 21, 1986 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR) / Achilles Club, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

One of the pioneers of English shot putting, Rex Woods competed for Cambridge vs. Oxford four times (1912-14, 1920) and was the winner on the last two occasions. He first competed in the AAA Championships in 1912 when he finished fourth, and he made his last appearance when second in 1928. In the years between, he won the title in 1924 and 1926. Woods was also an excellent quarter-miler and in 1913 he beat the 1912 Olympic runner Ernest Haley. Additionally he came close to winning a rugby blue and was a low-handicap golfer. Rex Woods served with the RAMC in France (1914-18) and Mauritius and Madagascar (1939-45), but most of his life was spent in Cambridge where he shared a medical practice with Edward Bevan, the Olympic rowing gold medalist. For many years both partners maintained a keen interest in University sport.

Personal Bests: 440y – 51.8 (1913); SP – 13.75 (45-1½) (1927).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Men's Shot Put Great Britain GBR 24
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Shot Put Great Britain GBR 17 QR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 24 11.770
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 24 11.770
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group C 7 11.770
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 17 12.70
1928 Summer 36 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 6 12.70
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