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Freddie Morgan

Full name: Frederick Hilton "Freddie" Morgan
Gender: Male
Born: June 30, 1893 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: July 29, 1980 in Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Affiliations: Salisbury Rifle Club, Harare (ZIM)
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Shooting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Freddie Morgan started shooting when he was only 10-years-old. In 1909, he was selected by the Transvaal government to represent the Transvaal School Cadets at the famous British shooting range at Bisley. He won the combined competition for cadets and the South Africa Cup for rapid shooting. In 1920, after serving in World War I with the Witwatersrand Rifles, Morgan attained his greatest achievement bu becoming the best marksman of the Commonwealth and also the first from Africa to win the King's Prize.

After returning from his European tour, which included the 1920 Olympics, Morgan settled in the British protectorate of South Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). For another 40 years he continued to be one of South Africa’s most successful shooters, winning all major competitions several times, including South African championships. While he made his first appearance at the British Bisley tournament as a 15-year-old, he made his last 51 years later in 1960 for the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland rifle team, still winning several events. Morgan retired from active competition in 1963 but still worked as a coach. In the same year, he was awarded the MBE. He lived in Gwelo but moved to Bulawayo just months before he died.

Morgan also represented Rhodesia at soccer (1922-23) and cricket (1923-24) and was an accomplished motor cycle racer. In 1945, he was a member of the Broken Hill Railways Bowling Club in North Rhodesia (now Zambia) that won the national fours championship. His son Hilton, who represented Rhodesia and South Africa as a hockey player and Rhodesia in soccer, was named Rhodesia’s Sportsman of the Year in 1957.

Results

Men's Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Final Standings 10 4,292

Men's Military Rifle, Prone, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Final Standings 8 276

Men's Military Rifle, Prone, 600 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Final Standings 2 287 58
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Shoot-Off 1 1T 283
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Shoot-Off 2 2 279

Men's Military Rifle, Standing, 300 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Final Standings 9 233

Men's Military Rifle, 300 metres and 600 metres, Prone, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Final Standings 5 560

Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Standing, 50 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Final Standings

Men's Small Bore-Rifle, Standing, 50 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Shooting South Africa RSA Final Standings 8 1,755
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