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Sidney Abrahams

Full name: Sidney Solomon Abrahams
Gender: Male
Born: February 11, 1885 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: May 14, 1957 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Title: Sir
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Harold Abrahams.

Biography

Sidney Abrahams was educated at Bedford Modern School and then Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He won his Cambridge blue in the long jump (1904-06) and the 100y (1906) and competed in both events at the 1906 Olympics. After winning the Midland long jump title in 1910 and 1911, Abrahams competed in the long jump at his second Olympics in 1912, and the following year was the AAA Champion. A distinguished lawyer he had a long career in the Colonial Legal Service from 1922-39 and held posts as Attorney General of Zanzibar, Uganda and the Gold Coast before appointments as the Chief Justice of Uganda, Tanganyika and Ceylon. After his retirement he was appointed to the Privy Council in 1941. He was knighted in the 1936 New Year’s Honours list and served as the President of the London AC (1947-48). He was the older brother of [Harold Abrahams], the 1924 Olympic 100m champion, and another brother, Sir Adolphe Abrahams served as a medical officer in charge of several British athletic teams.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.1 (1911); LJ – 7.02 (23-0½) (1911); TJ – 13.45 (44-1½) (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 4 h1 r2/3
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 5
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 12

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 4
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 11.8

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 5 6.210
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round One NP foul
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round Two 21 5.540
1906 Summer 21 Athina Athletics Great Britain Round Three 5 6.210
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 12 6.72
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP 6.72
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 5 6.72
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 6.72
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 5 6.54
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 6.52
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