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Bernard Prendergast

Full name: Bernard Leopold Sandow Prendergast
Gender: Male
Born: December 25, 1911 in Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Affiliations: St. Mary's Hospital, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Bernard Prendergast was a student at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School from 1933-42 where he studied for the Conjoint Board. He placed third in the discus at the 1934 British Empire Games, won the USU title in 1935-36 and was the AAA Champion in 1936. As Jamaica was not represented at the 1936 Olympics, Prendergast went to Berlin with the British team but the Olympic qualifying distance of 44 metres (144-4) was very close to his personal best and failed to advance to the final. While in Berlin he was involved in a tragic accident with a javelin in which a woman died, and this affected him mentally.

Personal Bests: DT – 44.16 (144-10½) (1936).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Men's Discus Throw Great Britain GBR AC QR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC DNQ
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