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Cecil Kinahan

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameCecil Edward•Kinahan
Used nameCecil•Kinahan
Born15 April 1879 in West Norwood, Lambeth, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died15 March 1912
AffiliationsFaugh A Ballagh Athletics Club, (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Cecil Kinahan represented Ireland vs. Scotland in the 120y hurdles three times, being the winner in 1909 and placing second in 1908 and 1910. In 1920 he was the Irish AAA champion and the Army champion in 1908 and 1910. Commissioned into the Royal Irish Fusiliers in 1899, he fought in the Boer War and, after being attached to the Egyptian Army in 1910, he was killed in an engagement with the Annaks two years later.

Personal Best: 120yH – 16.2 (1909).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Cecil Kinahan
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 2 h4 r2/3