Alfred Nichols

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlfred Hubert•Nichols
Used nameAlfred•Nichols
Born28 November 1890 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died1 May 1952 in Hammersmith, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSurrey AC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1


Alfred Nichols was the winner of the Essex and Kent county titles at 1 and 3 miles. His best performance at the AAA Championships was second place in the 4 miles in 1914. Earlier in the year he won the International Cross-Country race in his first and only appearance in the event. He was one of a number of Surrey AC athletes employed by Ted Vowles in his East London shirt factory.

Personal Bests: Mile – 4:21.0 (1918); 2 miles – 9:34.8 (1917); 3 miles – 15:11.0 (1921); 5000 – 15:54.0 (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Alfred Nichols
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 8
Cross-Country, Individual, Men (Olympic) 12
Cross-Country, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver