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Wilfred Nichol

Full name: Wilfred Paulin Nichol
Gender: Male
Born: May 29, 1901 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, Great Britain
Died: February 8, 1955 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Highgate Harriers, Highgate (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

As a 21-year-old, Wilfred Nichol was the sensation of the international meeting between England and France at Stamford Bridge in 1922 when he won his 100 metres heat in 11.2 seconds before finishing third in the final, by inches, behind the French brothers [René] and [André Mourlon]. Runner-up in the AAA 100y in 1923 and 1924, Nichol also placed third in the 220y in 1924. His second place in the 1923 100y was the finest performance of his career. After clocking 9.9 in the semi-finals, he finished only two feet behind [Eric Liddell]’s new British record of 9.7 in the final. And just a week later he was again beaten by Liddell by inches in the triangular England, Scotland and Ireland match at Stoke-on-Trent. Also in 1923, Nichol won the 100 metres in the International match against France in Paris. He finished second to [Harold Abrahams] when Abrahams equalled the world 100y record of 9.6 at the Inter Club meeting at Woolwich in 1924. As it was wind assisted, Abrahams’ record was never ratified. In 1926 Nichol was appointed the first Honorary Secretary on the formation of Nottinghamshire AAA.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.8e (1923); 100 – 11.0 (1923/24); 220y – 22.1e (1923).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 4 h1 r3/4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's 200 metres Great Britain GBR 5 h1 r3/4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 4 11.3
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 11.0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 11.0

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 5 22.4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain Quarter-Finals Heat One 2 QU 22.6
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 22.6

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T L
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 2 41.2 4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 41.8
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 42.0
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