Full name: George Richard Parker
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: 1897 in Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Died: June 18, 1974 in Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: NSW Walking and Field Games Club, (AUS)
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
George Parker was the Australian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. After having won the silver medal in the 3,000 m walk on the track, beaten only by the Italian [Ugo Frigerio], the best race walker of his era, Parker dropped out of his second event, the 10,000 m walk. In 1920, 1922 and 1926 he was Australasian Champion in both the one- and three-mile walks.
Personal Best\: 10kmW â 47:31.0 (1920).
|1920 Summer||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 3,000 metres Walk||Australia||AUS||2||Silver|
|1920 Summer||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 10 kilometres Walk||Australia||AUS||AC|
|1920 Summer||Antwerpen||Athletics||Australia||Final||2||13:19.6est||20 m. bh1|
|1920 Summer||Antwerpen||Athletics||Australia||Round One||Heat One||2||QU||13:47.9est||4 m. bh1|
|1920 Summer||Antwerpen||Athletics||Australia||Round One||Heat One||3||QU||47:31.0|