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Ted Haggis

Full name: Edward Hopwood "Ted" Haggis
Nickname(s): Bap
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: June 9, 1924 in London, Ontario, Canada
Died: January 23, 2017 in London, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Western Ontario Mustangs, London (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Ted Haggis served with the Canadian Navy during World War II and participated in the invasion of Normandy. After the conflict he returned to his hometown of London, Ontario and became active on the University of Western Ontario’s track club, specializing in short distances. He came in third in the Canadian 100 metre trials for the 1948 Summer Olympics, behind Jack Parry (who would end up missing the Games due to an injury) and [Jim O'Brien], and was selected to represent his nation in the 100 and 200 m, as well as the 4x100 m relay. The Canadians finished fifth in the relay and, individually, Haggis was eliminated in the quarterfinals of both events. He was later selected to represent Canada at the 1950 British Empire Games, but was unable to make the trip.

Haggis remained athletically active into the early 1950s and was even signed by the Warrington Wolves Rugby League Football Club for a brief stint in 1950. He eventually turned to business, however, and used his engineering background to found Global Construction in London. He also renovated and ran a stage and theatre in London that would inspire his son Paul to embark on a career in film. Paul would later earn four Academy Award nominations – and two wins – for Million Dollar Baby and Crash, films he worked on as a screenwriter, producer, and, in the latter case, director.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1948); 200 – 21.9y (1951).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 100 metres Canada CAN 5 h1 r2/4
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 200 metres Canada CAN 5 h4 r2/4
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Canada CAN 5

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank ATM T(H)
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Canada Quarter-Finals Heat One 5 at 0.47
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat Ten 2 QU at 0.09 10.9

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Four 5
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Canada Round One Heat One 2 QU 22.2

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) ATM L
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Canada CAN Final 5 41.9 at 1.22 6
1948 Summer 24 London Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 2 QU 42.3
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