Full name: Sidney Solomon Abrahams
Born: February 11, 1885 in Birmingham, West Midlands, Great Britain
Died: May 14, 1957 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: Great Britain
Related Olympians: Brother of Harold Abrahams.
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 Yearâs 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 â 11.1 (1911); LJ â 7.02 (23-0Â½) (1911); TJ â 13.45 (44-1Â½) (1913).
|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|
|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|
|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|