|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||Charles Samuel•Dowson|
|Born||16 November 1889 in Marylebone, Greater London, England (GBR)|
|Died||5 February 1980 in Westminster, Greater London, England (GBR)|
|Affiliations||Queens Park Harriers, London (GBR)|
Before World War I, Charles Dowson was one of the finest walkers in England, and won the South London Harriers 2-mile race at Kennington Oval in 1913. The following year he was placed second in the AAA 2-mile walk, and in the first post-war Championships in 1919, was second in the 7-mile walk. However, in 1920 Dowson won both events, and then competed in the two walks at the Olympics. A civil servant, Dowson worked for the post office and won many Civil Service Sports titles.
Personal Bests: 3000W – 13:28e (1920); 2 mile Walk – 14:32.0 (1920); 7 mile Walk – 53:31.2 (1919).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1920 Summer Olympics||Athletics||GBR||Charles Dowson|
|3,000 metres Walk, Men (Olympic)||6|
|10 kilometres Walk, Men (Olympic)||AC h1 r1/2|