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Christopher Chavasse

Full name: Christopher Maude Chavasse
Gender: Male
Born: November 9, 1884 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Died: March 10, 1962 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Twin brother of Noel Chavasse.


While at Oxford, Christopher Chavasse won his blue (1906-08) and won the 440 y vs. Cambridge in 1907. At the 1908 Olympic Games he and his twin brother [Noel] were eliminated in the heats of the 400 m. Christopher also played for Oxford vs. Cambridge in lacrosse (1905-07). The son of the Bishop of Liverpool, he was himself a distinguished churchman and served as Bishop of Rochester. He won an MC in World War I while serving as a chaplain.

Personal Best: 440y – 50.6 (1907).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR 2 h8 r1/3

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Eight 2 50.7est at 2 yds
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