Teddy Billington

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 3
Total 4
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdwin "Teddy"•Billington
Used nameTeddy•Billington
Born14 July 1882 in Southampton, Southampton, England (GBR)
Died8 August 1966 in Pine Brook, New Jersey (USA)
NOC United States


Teddy Billington arrived in New York from England as a baby and was brought up in the hotbed of American cycling at the turn of this century – Vailsburg, New Jersey. Billington’s silver medal in the ½-mile was remarkable his bike had not yet arrived by train so he borrowed another machine and rode to a second place behind Marcus Hurley. He worked as a shoe-cutter for the Johnson and Murphy shoe company in Newark.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) USA Teddy Billington
¼ mile, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
⅓ mile, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
½ mile, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1 mile, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
2 miles, Men (Olympic) 4
5 miles, Men (Olympic) DNF
25 miles, Men (Olympic) DNF
½ mile, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 3