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George Parker

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorge Richard•Parker
Used nameGeorge•Parker
Born19 November 1897 in Leichhardt, New South Wales (AUS)
Died18 June 1974 in Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales (AUS)
Measurements183 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsNSW Walking and Field Games Club, (AUS)
NOC Australia

Biography

George Parker was the Australian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 1920 Antwerpen Olympics. After having won the silver medal in the 3,000 m walk on the track, beaten only by the Italian Ugo Frigerio, the best race walker of his era, Parker dropped out of his second event, the 10,000 m walk. In 1920, 1922 and 1926 he was Australasian Champion in both the one- and three-mile walks.

Personal Best: 10kmW – 47:31.0 (1920).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics AUS George Parker
3,000 metres Walk, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
10 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic) AC

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1920 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony AUS George Parker