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Larry Cummins

Full name: Laurence Michael "Larry" Cummins
Gender: Male
Born: 1889 in Kinsale, Cork, Ireland
Died: March 16, 1954 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


A leading Irish cross-country runner in the years following World War I, Larry Cummins ran in the International Championship four times (1920-22, 1927) and in 1921 was the first Irishman home, in fifth place. He finished second in the AAA steeplechase in 1919. Cummins later became a stud manager, and owned and bred many greyhounds including Kinsale, named after his home-town in Ireland. The dog won its first race at Perry Barr Stadium in 1932 and had its own interesting history. He was bred by Cummins, reared by Frank Deakin, the England international cross-country runner, his sire was bred by Billie Stott, the five-times champion steeplechase jockey, and his dam was bred by all-round sportswoman Lady Chesham. Cummins also became a boxing judge in 1938 and two years later was appointed a referee. He was chairman of St Gregory’s Boxing Club in Cheltenham and also served on the committee of the Gloucester Athletic Association in the 1930s. Also, as a journalist he contributed sports articles to the Gloucestershire Echo.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual Great Britain GBR 26
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 26

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer Antwerpen Athletics Great Britain GBR Final Standings 2 21 26
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