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Richard Ripley

Full name: Richard Nicholson "Dick" Ripley
Gender: Male
Born: June 23, 1901 in Ormesby, Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough, Great Britain
Died: July 1996 in Hartlepool, Hartlepool, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


A finalist in the AAA 440 y in 1922, Dick Ripley placed fourth in 1925 and was the winner of the English AAA title that year. Also in 1925, he won the 400 metres at the international between England and France at Brighton and the 440 yards in the triangular match between Ireland, Scotland and England at Dublin, helped largely through the absence of Scotland’s Olympic champion [Eric Liddell]. At the Northern Championships he won the 440 y title a record seven times (1922-28). He joined Darlington Harriers in 1928, and in the 1930s joined West Hartlepool’s Burn Road Harriers where he later coached local athletes and became a timekeeper. In his 29-year career, Ripley won 27 titles before serving in the Merchant Navy and fire brigade. He planned on competing in the 1928 Olympics until a ligament injury ended his international career. His younger brother George was also a runner with Burn Road.

Personal Best\: 400 – 49.8 (1925).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ST
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 3:17.4 48,5
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:22.0
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