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Cyril Horn

Full name: Cyril Walter Horn
Nickname(s): Babs
Gender: Male
Born: October 7, 1904 in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain
Died: February 7, 1987 in Outwell, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

A two-time Olympian in speed skating in 1924 and 1928, Horn started in fen skating and was winner of four British Championships held between 1927 and 1933. He also held a number of records over mile distances and won several fen skating trophies. Horn competed in the 1928 World Championships but failed to finish.

In the early 1920s Horn and his brother Dennis started cycling and soon were successful in this sport as well. They won British Championships in cycling and were candidates for the 1936 Olympic team. Even though considered amateurs both earned a considerable amount of money from expenses, prize money, etc. Cyril Horn spent his childhood in Upwell, Norfolk. He left school and started working together with his father, a blacksmith, producing horseshoes for the British Army during WW I. In the mid-1940s, Cyril Horn bought a farm in the village of Outwell, Norfolk.

Personal Bests: 500 – 54.9 (1928); 1500 – 2:40.0 (1928); 5000 – 9:32.0 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 19 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Great Britain GBR 27
1924 Winter 19 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's Allround Great Britain GBR AC DNF
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Great Britain GBR 32
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 24
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Great Britain GBR 23

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 19 Chamonix Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 27 1:04.4
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 32 54.9

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Winter 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 24 2:40.0

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 23 Sankt Moritz Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings 23 9:45.0 1:10.2 1:54.2 2:39.0 3:25.0 4:11.2 4:58.5 5:45.3 6:34.0 7:21.2 8:10.0 8:58.2

Men's Allround

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS TP T
1924 Winter 19 Chamonix Speed Skating Great Britain Final Standings AC DNF
1924 Winter 19 Chamonix Speed Skating Great Britain 500 metres 22 1:04.4
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