Jack Densham

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Boon "Jack"•Densham
Used nameJack•Densham
Born2 February 1880 in Croydon, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died8 January 1975 in Croydon, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSouth London Harriers, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Jack Densham placed third in the AAA 880y in 1900 and in the AAA 440y in finished sixth in 1902 and third in 1906. After turning to the 440y hurdles, Densham ran 57.8 on grass in 1907 to equal the AAA record and won the British Olympic Trials (58.4 metric). He served as President of South London Harriers in 1934-35 and of London AC in 1937.

Personal Bests: 440y – 51.2e (1906); 440yH – 57.8 (1907).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Jack Densham
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 h2 r1/3