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Frederick Kitching

Full name: Frederick Overend Kitching
Gender: Male
Born: July 7, 1886 in Cockerton, County Durham, Great Britain
Died: 1914 in Dunkirk, Nord, France
Affiliations: L.A.C., London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Initially a specialist in the standing jumps, Frederick Kitching became the first British athlete to show any degree of consistency in the javelin. He was the first Briton to exceed 120 ft. (36.58), 130 ft. (3962), and 140 ft. (42.68). He was killed in action during World War I.

Personal Best: JT – 43.66 (143-3) (1914).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Great Britain GBR AC

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 21 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
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