Doug Stupart

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameDouglas Annesley David "Doug"•Stupart
Used nameDoug•Stupart
Born30 March 1882 in Somerset East, Eastern Cape (RSA)
Died6 May 1953 in Johannesburg, Gauteng (RSA)
NOC South Africa


Born in the Cape Colony, Doug Stupart moved to Johannesburg in 1890, first taking up athletics in 1903. The following year Stupart became the South African hurdle champion, retaining his title in the following two years. He did not take part at the national championships in 1907, as it was the day before his wedding, but Stupart returned in 1908 to win the hurdles title once again.

Stupart was the flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony at the 1908 London Olympics. He finished in 10th place in the triple jump with 13.40 metres, and ran in the 110 metres hurdles, but was eliminated in his heat. Stupart was also scheduled to compete in no fewer than 10 other events at the London Games, including the 400 metres, high jump, long jump, and shot put, but he did not start in any of those disciplines. After the Olympics he worked as an accountant for the Transvaal railway.

Personal Bests: 110H – unknown; TJ – 13.40 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics RSA Doug Stupart
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 h1 r1/3
High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Standing High Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) DNS
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Olympic) DNS
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 10
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) DNS
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) DNS
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1908 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony RSA Doug Stupart