Full name: Frederick Monroe "Fred" de Selding
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: United States
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 Britainâs [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 â 50.8 (1908).
|1908 Summer||20||London||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||United States||USA||2 h15r1/3|
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