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Albert Alden

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 3
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameCyril Albert•Alden
Used nameAlbert•Alden
Born6 November 1887 in Bermondsey, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died25 June 1965 in Shipdham, Norfolk, England (GBR)
AffiliationsKentish Wheelers, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

A National 50-miles champion, Cyril Alden was a member of the second-place British team in the team pursuit at Antwerpen in 1920. In the 50 km track race he was hampered by a collision between Henry George and Thomas Harvey just before the finish line, but Alden fell across the line, securing the silver medal ahead of Piet Ikelaar, who protested the result unsuccessfully. In 1924, Post Office worker Alden won his third silver medal in the same race.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Albert Alden
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Jock Stewart 4
Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Albert Alden
50 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1920 Summer Olympics 9 August 1920 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Round One, Heat Three 5:23.8 1
1920 Summer Olympics 10 August 1920 Cycling Track (Cycling) Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 5:14.0 1