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Albert Webster

Full name: Albert Webster
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: May 25, 1925
Died: June 20, 2010 in Leiston, Suffolk, Great Britain
Affiliations: Sutton-in-Ashfield Harriers, Sutton-in-Ashfield (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Albert Webster competed in the 1952 Olympics for Britain, placing fifth in the 800 at Helsinki, after setting what would be his career best of 1:50.1 (1:50.26) in the semi-final. In 1951 he had run in three internationals for Britain, leading to his selection for the team. Late in 1951 he ran the second leg on a British 4×880 y relay team (with [Bill Nankeville], [Frank Evans], and [John Parlett]) that set a world record of 7:30.6, with Webster running 1:52.9 for his leg. Webster was English Midlands AAA 880 yard champion in 1952, and defeated [Roger Bannister], shortly after Bannister won the 1952 AAA 880, which sealed Webster's place on the British Olympic team. After his competitive career ended, he coached athletics.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:50.1 (1:50.26) (1952).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 5

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Final 5 1:50.2 1:50.47
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 1:50.1 1:50.26
1952 Summer 27 Helsinki Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:55.5
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