|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Affiliations||British Embassy, Athens|
Battel was employed at the British Embassy in Athens in 1896 and competed despite the wishes of some fellow British residents of the Greek capital who believed that as a servant of the British ambassador he “was not a gentleman and therefore could not be an amateur”. Battel finished third in the road race despite a number of crashes. Nothing else is known about him and even his exact name is in doubt.
|1896 Summer Olympics||Cycling Road (Cycling)||Road Race, Individual, Men||Olympic||3||Bronze||Representing Great Britain|
|Cycling Track (Cycling)||333⅓ metres Time Trial, Men||Olympic||4|
|100 kilometres, Men||Olympic||AC|
“La Presse” of Paris (15/04/1896) gives his name as “Battle”. The Games: A Global History of the Olympics by David Goldblatt notes that he was Irish
Created: Jeroen Heijmans at May 05, 2009 22:32, Last edited: Hilary Evans at September 28, 2020 09:08