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Sidney Newey

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSidney Archibald•Newey
Used nameSidney•Newey
Born5 March 1899 in Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (GBR)
Died9 July 1966 in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBirchfield Harriers, Birmingham (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


As Sidney Newey had recorded no significant performances early in 1924, and even failed to achieve a standard medal in the AAAs, he was a surprise choice for the steeplechase at the Olympics. In Paris he managed third in the slowest of three heats, but in the final retired.

Newey’s biggest achievement appears to have been as a member of the Birchfield Harriers team that won the steeplechase relay at Stamford Bridge during the 1924 National 10-Mile running and Tug of War Championships. After the Olympics that year, he was selected as a reserve for the British Empire in a steeplechase relay against the USA. Later that year he was one of the favourites to win the second AAAs English Championship at Northampton, but failed to medal.

Personal Best: 3000S – unknown.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Sidney Newey
3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 9