Alfred Spencer

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlfred•Spencer
Used nameAlfred•Spencer
Born8 March 1887 in Bradford, England (GBR)
Died13 January 1966 in Bradford, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBradford All Saints', Bradford (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


As a 15-year-old, Alfred Spencer finished runner-up to Bradford All Saints team-mate Leonard Hanson in the 1913 Yorkshire Championship. It was Hanson’s fifth consecutive title, and came just two weeks after he won the national title. After World War I, Spencer finished fourth (out of five) in the 1921 National Championship in his home-town, but that year he won the first of three consecutive Yorkshire titles. Injury prevented him from defending his title in 1924 but he did eventually add a fourth title in 1925. Spencer also won Yorkshire team titles with Bradford All Saints, and was also a Yorkshire champion high jumper. He later became a gymnastics judge.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) GBR Alfred Spencer
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) 65
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 6
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) 55
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 71
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) 51
Rings, Men (Olympic) 64
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) 46
Rope Climbing, Men (Olympic) =58
Side Horse, Men (Olympic) 65


Previously misdentified as "Albert Spencer", however gymnastics publications as well as his descendants confirm "Alfred" to be his correct given name.