Stanley Engelhart

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameStanley Eric•Engelhart
Used nameStanley•Engelhart
Born3 February 1910 in Selby, England (GBR)
Died10 September 1979 in Selby, England (GBR)
AffiliationsYork Harriers & Athletic Club
NOC Great Britain


Stanley Engelhart won both sprints at the Northern Championships twice (1928-30) and was the 220 y champion for a third time in 1933. In 1929, at the age of 19, he was a finalist in both sprints at the AAAs and his estimated time of 22.1 in second place in the 220 y was a UK junior “record”. He gained his first international honour that year when he represented England in the traingular natch against Ireland and Scotland at Cork, and won the 220 y. In 1930 he won the AAA 220 y title and was also the British Empire Games 220 y Champion, but could only finish sixth in the 100 y. He also won a silver medal as part of England’s sprint relay team of James Cohen, John Heap and John Hanlon. A leg injury in 1931 meant he could not defend his Northern and AAA titles. Despite finishing third in the 1932 AAA 220 y he was selected for the Olympic Games, but at the Games he sustained a pulled muscle and was eliminated in the second round of the 200 m, although he still managed to take his place on the 4×100 metres relay team. During his athletics hey day. Engelhart worked as a clerk at the Olympia Oil and Cake Mill in Selby.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.9w (1930); 220y – 21.8 (1930/36).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Stanley Engelhart
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h4 r2/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 6
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain DNS

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