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Harold Abrahams

  • Birth 15 Dec 1899 Bedford, Bedford Borough, Bedfordshire, England
  • Death 14 Jan 1978 Enfield, London Borough of Enfield, Greater London, England
  • Burial Great Amwell, East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, England
  • Memorial ID 6378561

Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete, Journalist. He represented Great Britain twice in the Olympic Games (1920, 1924) and in 1924 equaled the Olympic record in winning the 100-meter dash and winning the Gold Medal (he also one a Silver Medal in the 4x100 meter relay). He later became an executive in such organizations as the British Amateur Athletic Federation and covered sports as a radio commentator and as athletics correspondent for the London Sunday Times (1925 to 1967). His story was depicted in the 1981 motion picture "Chariots of Fire".

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6378561
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Abrahams (15 Dec 1899–14 Jan 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6378561, citing St John the Baptist Churchyard, Great Amwell, East Hertfordshire District, Hertfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .