Full name: Wilfred Selwyn Kent-Hughes
Born: June 12, 1895 in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: July 30, 1970 in Kew, Victoria, Australia
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
After fighting at Gallipoli, Wilfred Kent-Hughes went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in 1919. He represented Australia in the 110 hurdles at the 1920 Olympics and finished second in the 880 for Oxford vs. Cambridge in 1921. He also won a blue for lacrosse (1921-22) and reached the final of the AAA 440y hurdles for three successive years (1920-22), winning in 1922. On his return to Australia, he built a flourishing business empire and became a prominent politician, serving as a lower house member from 1949-1970, and a minister from 1951-1955. In World War II he won an MC before being interned by the Japanese and in 1956 he was knighted for his work as Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the Melbourne Olympic Games.
Personal Bests: 110H â unknown; 400H â 57.2 (1920).
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 110 metres Hurdles||Australia||AUS||4 h1 r1/3|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||Australia||AUS||5 h1 r2/3|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||Australia||Round One||Heat One||4|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||Australia||Semi-Finals||Heat One||5||56.9est||3 m. bh3|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||Australia||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||57.2|