Full name: Bevil Gordon d'Urban Rudd
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: October 6, 1895 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Died: February 2, 1948 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: South Africa
Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)
Bevil Rudd was the grandson of Charles Rudd, who co-founded the De Beers diamond mining company. Bevil attended St Andrewâs College in Grahamstown, where he excelled as a student and an athlete, earning a Rhodes Scholarship in 1913, later studying at Trinity College, Oxford.
As an athlete, Ruddâs most successful year was 1920, winning a full set of medals â gold in the 400 m, silver in the 4x400 m relay and bronze in the 800 m at the Antwerpen Olympics. The same year he also won both the 440 yds and 880 yds title at the British AAA Championships and was named as the British Athlete of the Year. After completing his studies in England, Rudd returned to South Africa, where he worked as a sports journalist. In 1930, he became an editor for the Daily Telegraph, a position he held until after World War II.
Personal Bests: 400 â 48.3y (1920); 800 â 1:53.6 (1920).
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 400 metres||South Africa||RSA||1||Gold|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 800 metres||South Africa||RSA||3||Bronze|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 4 Ã 400 metres Relay||South Africa||RSA||2||Silver|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||Final||1||49.6||1|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||49.7est||at 1chest|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||Quarter-Finals||Heat Four||2||QU||51.2est||1 m. bh1|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||Round One||Heat Five||1||QU||50.6|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||Final||3||1:54.0|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||Semi-Finals||Heat Two||1||QU||1:57.0|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||1:55.0|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||RSA||Final||2||3:23.0est||6 m. bh1|
|1920 Summer||24||Antwerpen||Athletics||South Africa||RSA||Round One||Heat Two||1||QU||3:38.6|