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Jock Dalrymple

Full name: James "Jock" Dalrymple
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Born: February 3, 1892 in Burntisland, Fife, Great Britain
Died: May 14, 1960 in Bedford, Bedford, Great Britain
Affiliations: Birchfield Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Father of Malcolm Dalrymple.


Jock Dalrymple was one of the pioneers of British javelin throwing. Standing only 1.65 (5-5), he was invalided out of the Army with an 80% disability but he overcame these handicaps with a rigorous program of body building. Although he was obliged to practice in the railway yards at Bedford, where he worked as a carriage cleaner for the LMS Railway, he was the first Briton to exceed 170 ft. (51.82) and 180 ft. (54.86) in the javelin. Dalrymple won the Scottish title four times (1925-27, 1930) and at the AAA Championships he placed in the first six for eight successive years (1922-29), winning in 1923 and being the leading Briton on six other occasions. During 1923 and 1924 he improved the British record six times and in 1948 his son, Malcolm, also set a British record.

Personal Best: JT – 56.83 (186-5½) (1924).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Men's Javelin Throw Great Britain GBR 24

Men's Javelin Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 24 46.92
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 24 46.92
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 12 46.92
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