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Jack Murdoch

Full name: John "Jack" Murdoch
Gender: Male
Born: September 25, 1885 in [unknown], Aberdeenshire, Great Britain
Died: November 7, 1939 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Affiliations: ?, Vancouver (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics


Jack Murdoch served in the Dunfermline and Glasgow police forces before moving to Canada where he then served with the Vancouver police force from 1912, and was a deputy chief at the time of his death at the age of 54. He represented Canada at the 1924 Olympics, finishing eighth in the hammer. Shortly after the Games, Murdoch represented the British Empire against the United States at Stamford Bridge. Murdoch led the Canadian lists in the hammer throw in 1920 and 1924, and was third in 1925. In 1924 he was 10th on the world-wide year list. He appears not to have competed again on a national level after 1925.

Personal Best: HT – 48.31 (1924).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 38 Paris Athletics Men's Hammer Throw Canada CAN 8

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 38 Paris Athletics Canada Final Standings 8 42.480
1924 Summer 38 Paris Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 8 42.480
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