Tom Sutton

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBernard Harold "Tom"•Sutton
Used nameTom•Sutton
Born31 March 1892 in Upwell, England (GBR)
Died19 April 1978 in Huntingdon, England (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Fen skater Tom Sutton came from a family of top class skaters and cyclists. Three of his sisters won many cycle races across Norfolk, while his brother-in-law, Walter Horn (father of Olympian Cyril Horn), was a leading skater and cyclist. Tom was also a good standard cyclist, but it was as a skater that he won many local trophies in the Fen district. Sutton was selected to take part in the 500, 1,500 and 5,000 metres speed skating events at the 1924 Olympic,s but only started the shorter distance, finishing 25th, two places ahead of his nephew Horn.

Personal Best: 500 – 60.8 (1924).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GBR Tom Sutton
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 25
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Allround, Men (Olympic) DNF

Olympic family relations