Ted Allsopp

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEdward James "Ted"•Allsopp
Used nameTed•Allsopp
Born15 August 1926 in Edenhope, Victoria (AUS)
Measurements179 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsWilliamstown Athletic Club, Williamstown (AUS)
NOC Australia


Ted Allsopp was a renowned Australian race walker who competed at the 1956 and 1964 Olympics. During his career he won 11 Australian titles and 23 medals with 32 gold medals at the Victorian Championships with 66 medals in all. His Victorian medals were won over a 26-year span, from 1946-72. He also set numerous Australian and Victorian race walking records, over varied distances. Allsopp raced his entire career with Williamstown Harriers. After retirement he started a new career as an artist.

Personal Bests: 20kmW – 1-33:17t (1956); 50kmW – 4-20:00 (1966).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS Ted Allsopp
20 kilometres Race Walk, Men (Olympic) 10
50 kilometres Race Walk, Men (Olympic) DQ
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS Ted Allsopp
50 kilometres Race Walk, Men (Olympic) 17