Reuben Povey

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameReuben Joseph•Povey
Used nameReuben•Povey
Born2 July 1889 in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape (RSA)
Died5 November 1918 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape (RSA)
NOC South Africa


Reuben Povey was a South African track and field athlete who specialised in sprinting. Povey ran in the 100 metres and the 200 metres at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics, reaching the semi-finals in both races. Povey was only 29-years-old when he died in November 1918 from Spanish flu.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.0 (1913); 200 – 21.9y (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics RSA Reuben Povey
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h6 r2/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h5 r2/3

Special Notes