Arthur Rushen

Biographical information

Medals IG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
Full nameArthur•Rushen
Used nameArthur•Rushen
Born30 June 1884 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died1968 in Chelmsford, Essex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsPutney CC, Putney (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Following their Olympic victory in Athens, Arthur Rushen and John Matthews won the 1906 NCU tandem title. This was the only national championship that either Rushen or Matthews ever won, although together they set numerous British tandem records. In Athens, Rushen, a builder’s laborer who rode for Putney CC, also competed in the one-lap time trial, the 1,000 metre sprint, the 5 km. and the 20 km. but failed to place in any of these events. He made a second Olympic appearance in 1908 when he teamed up with John Barnard for the tandem event but they were eliminated in the first round.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Arthur Rushen
Sprint, Men (Intercalated) 2 h5 r1/4
333⅓ metres Time Trial, Men (Intercalated) =15
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Intercalated) Johnnie Matthews 1 Gold
5,000 metres, Men (Intercalated) 2 h5 r3/3
20 kilometres, Men (Intercalated) AC h3 r1/2
1908 Summer Olympics Cycling Track (Cycling) GBR Arthur Rushen
Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres, Men (Olympic) John Barnard 3 h2 r2/3