Anton Hegarty

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnthony "Anton"•Hegarty
Used nameAnton•Hegarty
Born14 December 1892 in Londonderry, Derry, Northern Ireland (GBR)
Died10 August 1944 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsCity of Derry Harriers, Londonderry (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


After placing 12th in the 1920 International Cross-Country, Anton Hegarty finished fifth in the Olympic race. In 1921 he made his second appearance in the International, placing 28th. Prior to World War I he was in the Army, stationed in Rugby, but had a medical discharge prior to the war. He helped form the City of Derry Harriers in 1919, but later returned to Rugby, where he died in a traffic accident.

Personal Best: 4 miles – 20:58.2 (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Anton Hegarty
Cross-Country, Individual, Men (Olympic) 5
Cross-Country, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver

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