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Fred Blackett

Full name: Frederick Joseph "Fred" Blackett
Gender: Male
Born: January 17, 1900 in Bethnal Green, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: May 17, 1979 in Enfield, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Surrey AC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


After placing second the 440y hurdles at the 1924 AAAs, Fred Blackett did well to reach the Olympic final where he finished last and was disqualified for knocking down three hurdles. In 1925 he equaled the UK record of 56.8 at the English Championships and then improved to 56.0 in the semi-finals of the AAAs, but failed to finish in the final. He retired from the London Fire Service on health grounds in 1948 and took a job as a fire warden at Ealing Film Studio.

Personal Best: 440yH – 56.0 (1925).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 24 Paris Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR AC

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank L T
1924 Summer 24 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final AC DQ 6
1924 Summer 24 Paris Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 58.4
1924 Summer 24 Paris Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Five 2 QU 56.9
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