Oldest UK Olympian dies aged 100

Published on June 29th, 2009 | by Admin


Britain’s oldest Olympian, Godfrey Rampling, who won medals at the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and Berlin, has passed away.

A 400m runner, he was a member of the Great Britain 4x400m relay teams which won silver in 1932 and gold in 1936.

In 1932 he anchored the 4x400m relay team to silver behind the US. Four years later he ran a superb second leg to overtake his American rivals and help secure gold for his team.

Mr Rampling narrowly missed out on individual medals at both Games, but won gold in the 440 yards at the British Empire Games in 1934.

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