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Thomas Livingston-Learmonth

Full name: Thomas Carlisle Livingston-Learmonth
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 5, 1906 in Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
Died: April 24, 1931 in Khartoum, Al-Khartum, Sudan
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Had he not been a contemporary of [Lord Burghley], Tom Livingston-Learmonth would undoubtedly be more highly rated. He placed second to Burghley in the 440y hurdles at three successive AAA Championships (1926-28). While still a junior, he set a British best for 220y hurdles on the slightly downhill Fenners track in 1925, but the record passed to Burghley within three weeks. After setting a British record of 54.0 for the 400m hurdles in the semi-finals at the 1928 Olympics, Burghley again deprived him of his record in the final the following day. His fine performances in Amsterdam came as no surprise, as earlier in the season, he had run 54.6 over 440y in defending his Southern Counties title. At the end of the season he joined the political service in Sudan, where he died from meningitis at the age of 25.

Personal Bests: 220yH – 25.8 (1925); 400H – 54.0 (1928).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 5

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Final 5 54.2 6
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 54.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 2 QU 56.4
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