Walter Freeman

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWalter•Freeman
Used nameWalter•Freeman
Born6 September 1893 in Astwood Bank, Worcestershire, England (GBR)
DiedOctober 1987 in Colchester, Essex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBirchfield Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


After serving with the Army Cyclist Corps in France, Walter Freeman took up cross-country running on his return home and won international honors in his first full season. In 1920 he finished fourth in the National and third in the International Cross-Country, but at the Olympics he finished well down the field. In 1921 he won both the National and International but never quite recaptured this form in later seasons. On the track his best performance was to take third place in the AAA 10 miles in 1922. He worked for the Enfield Cycle Company at Redditch.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Walter Freeman
Cross-Country, Individual, Men (Olympic) 22
Cross-Country, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver