Bill Butchart

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameBill Erskine•Butchart
Used nameBill•Butchart
Born15 April 1933 in Beecroft, New South Wales (AUS)
Died1 April 2019 in Sydney, New South Wales (AUS)
AffiliationsBotany Harriers, Sydney (AUS)
NOC Australia


Bill Butchart was a middle-distance runner who competed in the 800 metres at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, making the final and finishing eighth. He never managed an Australian title. Butchart’s career ended early because of injuries in 1957.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:49.5 (1956).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS Bill Butchart
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 8