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Fred McCarthy

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrederick Richard "Fred"•McCarthy
Used nameFred•McCarthy
Born15 October 1881 in Stratford, Ontario (CAN)
Died15 February 1974 in Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
NOC Canada

Biography

Fred McCarthy was a distinguished national and international amateur cyclist during the early 1900s and attended the 1908 Summer Olympics, winning a bronze medal in the team pursuit, 1,980 yards event and competing in several others. He was reclassified as a professional in July 1910 after participating in several cash prize races on the Vailsburg Velodrome in Newark, New Jersey. He raced that year in a six-day event in Boston, finishing eighth. He continued to race as a professional through 1914, but never reached the level of distinction that he achieved as an amateur, although he was still competing as late as 1926. Outside of cycling, he had a career as a candymaker.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) CAN Fred McCarthy
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 2 h2 r1/3
Sprint, Men (Olympic) 4 h4 r1/3
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) Walt Andrews 3 h7 r1/3
Team Pursuit, 1,980 yards, Men (Olympic) Canada 3 Bronze
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h2 r1/2
20 kilometres, Men (Olympic) 6 h1 r1/2
100 kilometres, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r1/2