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Alfred Healey

Biographical information

Medals IG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Competed in Intercalated Games
SexMale
Full nameAlfred Hearn•Healey
Used nameAlfred•Healey
Born13 July 1879 in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England (GBR)
Died12 September 1960 in Trinity (JER)
AffiliationsBlackheath Harriers, Blackheath (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Although his achievements are oft overlooked, Alfred Healey, the son of a Lincolnshire brewer and maltster, was one of Britain’s leading high hurdlers in the early years of the 20th century. He won the AAA title in 1909 and was second in 1907 and 1910. He was Northern champion at 100 y and 220 y (1907), 120 y hurdles (1907-08, 1910), and the long jump (1907, 1910). A schoolteacher in Northumbria, he was a good footballer and was a member of Alnmouth FC from 1906. He was also president of Alnwick Harriers AC and vice-president of the Alnwick Swimming Association. He emigrated to Ceylon in 1912. Some sources claim he is the brother of Cecil Healy. Ancestry.com has no record of Cecil Heal(e)y being his brother. His only siblings were: Florence, Bertha, Evangelina, Duncan and Richard.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 110H – 15.8 (1908); LJ – 6.42 (21-1) (1910).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1906 Intercalated Games Athletics GBR Alfred Healey
100 metres, Men (Intercalated) 6 h3 r2/3
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Intercalated) 2 Silver
Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
Standing Long Jump, Men (Intercalated) DNS
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Alfred Healey
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 h3 r2/3