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Sidney Robinson

Full name: Sidney John Robinson
Gender: Male
Born: August 1, 1876 in Denton, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Died: February 3, 1959 in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Northampton Cycling & Athletics Club, Northampton (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Although Sidney Robinson won a full set of medals at the 1900 Olympics, his silver and bronze in the two steeplechase events probably represented greater achievements than his gold medal in the 5,000 metre team race, in which he only finished sixth individually in a field of ten. At the turn of the century Sidney Robinson and his two Olympic team-mates [Jack Rimmer] and [Charles Bennett] were the best distance runners in Britain. Robinson, who represented the Northampton Cycling & Athletics Club, won the AAA steeplechase four times between 1896-1903 and was twice the champion at 10 miles in 1898 and 1900. He was also the National cross-country champion in 1897 and 1898, and in the latter year he led England home against France in the match which was the forerunner of the International Cross-Country Championship. The son of William Robinson, a local postmaster and carpenter, Sidney was also a carpenter.

Personal Bests: 3 miles – 15:04.0 (1898); 4 miles – 20:16.0 (1898); 6 miles – 30:52.0 (1898); 10 miles – 53:12.0 (1898).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's 2,500 metres Steeplechase Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's 4,000 metres Steeplechase Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's 5,000 metres, Team Amateur Athletic Association GBR 1 Gold

Men's 2,500 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 2 10 yds bh

Men's 4,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank MB
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 3 ½ yd bh2

Men's 5,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP
1900 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Amateur Athletic Association GBR Final Standings 1 26 points 6
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