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Sonny Spencer

Full name: Sydney Albert "Sonny" Spencer
Gender: Male
Born: May 18, 1903 in Mitcham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: November 21, 1943 in Nigg, Highland, Great Britain
Affiliations: South London Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


After placing third in the 880y at the 1923 AAA Championships, Sonny Spencer finished fourth in 1924 and 1925. At the 1923 English AAA Championships he beat Douglas Lowe for the 880y title and was again the English champion in 1925. In 1924 he was a finalist in the Olympic 1500 and in 1925 he placed second in the Kinnaird mile. Serving as an aircrew sergeant with the RAF in World War II, he was killed when a Short Sunderland 3 crashed on a night training flight in the Scottish highlands.

Personal Bests\: 880y – 1:58.0 (1926); 1500 – 4:03.7 (1924); Mile – 4:29.2e (1925).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Men's 1,500 metres Great Britain GBR 11

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final 11 4:03.7
1924 Summer 20 Paris Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Three 2 QU 4:09.0
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