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Fred de Selding

Full name: Frederick Monroe "Fred" de Selding
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: June 22, 1887 in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: November 25, 1971 in Hackettstown, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: Harvard Crimson, Cambridge (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Fred de Selding finished second in the 1908 IC4A 400 for Harvard, which doubled that year as one of the Olympic Trials for the US and qualified him for the 1908 Olympic team. He graduated from college in 1910. At the Olympics de Selding was drawn in heat 15 with Britain’s [Wyndham Halswelle], who went on to win the gold medal. He finished second in the heat to Halswelle but in that Olympics, only the heat winners went on to the semi-finals, eliminating de Selding.

Personal Best: 400 – 50.8 (1908).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 20 London Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 2 h15r1/3

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1908 Summer 20 London Athletics United States Round One Heat Fifteen 2 50.8est at 10 yds
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