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William Isaacs

Full name: William Henry Tuckwell Isaacs
Gender: Male
Born: 1884 in Fulham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: May 6, 1955 in Chichester, West Sussex, Great Britain
Affiliations: Putney A.C., Putney (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Williams Isaacs made his first impression on the cycling world by winning the one- and five-mile races at a Stamford Hill meeting as a teenager in 1903. He originally rode for the Spencer & Putney AC until a move to the crack Putney AC in 1905. The majority of Isaacs' successes centered around the 1908 season when he won the bronze medal in the 2000 metres tandem, with [Charlie Brooks], at the London Olympics. They were leading going in to the final bend before being overtaken by he gold-medal winning French pair and fellow Britons [Hamlin] and [Johnson]. Prior to the Olympics, Isaacs and Brooks won the NCU tandem title at Newcastle, and also set a new quarter-mile world record. Isaacs also won the 2-mile Surrey Cup and the NCU London Centre 10-mile title. He also finished second to [Thomas Johnson] in the five-mile Sportsman Cup at the annual Putney-Polytechnic-Paddington match.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer London Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M T
1908 Summer London Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QC at 6 lengths
1908 Summer London Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU 3:09.4
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