William Hill

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Arthur•Hill
Used nameWilliam•Hill
Born31 October 1896 in Bromley, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died1958 in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSurrey AC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


After war service in France and the Middle East as a lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, he won both sprints at the AAAs. He was again a finalist at 100 y 1920-22 and 220 y 1920-21. He was also a member of the Surrey AC team that won the AAA medley relay in 1922 and 1923. After some fine early seasons performances he was expected to do well at the 1920 Olympics but was eliminated in the semis of the 100 and quarters of the 200. He played association football for Bromley FC and for Crystal Palace in the London Combination.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.9 (1919); 100 – 10.9 (1920); 200 – 21.9 (1919); 440y – 52.2 (1919).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR William Hill
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 5 h2 r3/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h5 r2/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 4