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Charlie Brooks

Full name: Charles David "Charlie" Brooks
Gender: Male
Born: 1881 in West Malling, Kent, Great Britain
Died: February 7, 1937 in Leicester, Leicester, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic C. C., Westminster (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

As a singles rider, Charlie Brooks had a memorable season in 1907, when he raced in London and beat many of the top local riders like [Leon Meredith], [Gerald Anderson], [Frederick Hamlin] and others. Brooks won the London Centre Championship at 10 miles that year and also the coveted St. Albans Challenge Cup at the annual Bath Cycling Club Festival. In 1908 he teamed up with [William Isaacs] to win the NCU one-mile tandem title. They went on to break the world quarter-mile tandem record and win a bronze medal at the London Olympics, but the partnership was dissolved shortly after the Games. Brooks died at the age of 55 and, up to the time of his death, cycled to work every day from his Leicester home to his office of the manufacturing business he owned.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1908 Summer London Cycling Men's 20 kilometres Great Britain GBR 2 h2 r1/2

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M T
1908 Summer London Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QC at 6 lengths
1908 Summer London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:09.4

Men's 20 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer London Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 32:34.0
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