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George Traynor

Full name: George Terence Traynor
Gender: Male
Born: November 7, 1905 in Lambeth, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: 1980 in Ealing, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Thames Valley Harriers, London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

The runner-up in the long jump at the 1934 Inter-Counties Championship, George Traynor was a member of the Middlesex team that won the team title. He was the Midlesex Champion in 1936 and, following his rather unexpected victory in the long jump at that year’s AAA Championships, when he beat William Breach by nearly six inches, he was selected for the Olympics. It was the only time Traynor ever made the AAA final and it was his only major title. At the Berlin Olympics, Traynor and his fellow Briton [Edward Boyce] both failed to qualify for the final after failing to reach the 23-foot (7.01) qualifying mark. At the White City shortly after the Olympics, Traynor was in the British Empire team beaten by the USA. He attempted to retain his AAA title in 1937 but sprained an ankle early in the competition and had to withdraw, but surely would have offered little or no challenge to [Luz Long]’s Championship record leap of 24-6 ¾ (7.48). Traynor did, however, defend his Middlesex title in 1937 when he also won the Hop, Step and Jump title.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.24 (23-9) (1937).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR NP QR

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP DNQ
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