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Fred Dix

Full name: Frederick William "Fred" Dix
Gender: Male
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: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Father of Joan Dix.

Biography

Fred Dix was a speed skating pioneer in the UK, when the sport changed from the popular fen skating on East Anglia’s 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 – 51.0 (1911); 1500 – 2:33.2 (1913); 5000 – 9:16.6 (1913); 10000 – 18:49.4 (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
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

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
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

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 28 2:49.6

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k 3k 3.4k 3.8k 4.2k 4.6k
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

Men's Allround

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS TP T
1924 Winter Chamonix Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
1924 Winter Chamonix Speed Skating Great Britain 500 metres 18T 56.4
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