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William Cottrill

Full name: William "Billy" Cottrill
Gender: Male
Height: 5-5.5 (167 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: October 14, 1888 in Woodhouse, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Great Britain
Died: October 26, 1972 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Hallamshire Harriers, Sheffield (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Following his fifth place in the AAA mile in 1908 and 1911, Joe Cottrill improved to finish third in 1912. After winning the 1500 m at the 1912 British Olympic Trials he was eliminated in the heats in Stockholm, but set a new UK record for 3K when he led Britain to the bronze medals in the team race. He was the Northern mile champion in 1913. His niece Ivy Cottrill married 1928 Olympian [Norman Biddulph] shortly after the Amsterdam Games.

Personal Bests: 1500 – 4:08.8 (1912); Mile – 4:22.2e (1912); 3000 – 8:46.8 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h7 r1/2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual Great Britain GBR AC DNF
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 3

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP T ST
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 23 6 8:46.8
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 23 6 8:46.8
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU/walkover 10:21.6

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3 49 DNF
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