Full name: Frederick William "Fred" Dix
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: June 1883 in Cley next the Sea, Norfolk, Great Britain
Died: February 18, 1966 in Totnes, Devon, Great Britain
Country: Great Britain
Sport: Speed Skating
Related Olympians: Father of Joan Dix.
Fred Dix was a speed skating pioneer in the UK, when the sport changed from the popular fen skating on East Angliaâs frozen meadows to modern speed skating. Dix was the Amateur Fen Skating Champion in 1908 and 1912. During this time, however, he also competed internationally, at the 1908 World Championships placing 10th and the 1913 European Championships placing 9th. Before World War I, he also held world record over distances typical for the fen skating including the straight mile. His daughter [Joan] became a champion figure skater and placed 10th at the 1932 Olympic Winter Games.
Personal Bests: 500 â 51.0 (1911); 1500 â 2:33.2 (1913); 5000 â 9:16.6 (1913); 10000 â 18:49.4 (1913).
|1924 Winter||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||Great Britain||GBR||23T|
|1924 Winter||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Men's Allround||Great Britain||GBR||AC||DNF|
|1928 Winter||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 500 metres||Great Britain||GBR||30|
|1928 Winter||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 1,500 metres||Great Britain||GBR||28|
|1928 Winter||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Men's 5,000 metres||Great Britain||GBR||32|
|1924 Winter||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Great Britain||Final Standings||23T||56.4|
|1928 Winter||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Great Britain||Final Standings||30||53.4|
|1928 Winter||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Great Britain||Final Standings||28||2:49.6|
|1928 Winter||Sankt Moritz||Speed Skating||Great Britain||Final Standings||32||10:55.6||1:13.0||2:02.0||2:52.5||3:43.0||4:34.0||5:26.0||6:20.5||7:15.5||8:11.0||9:05.0||10:05.0|
|1924 Winter||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Great Britain||Final Standings||AC||DNF|
|1924 Winter||Chamonix||Speed Skating||Great Britain||500 metres||18T||56.4|