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Ernie Page

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameErnest Leslie "Ernie"•Page
Used nameErnie•Page
Born27 September 1910 in Lambeth, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died9 December 1973 in Torquay, Torbay, England (GBR)
AffiliationsBlackheath Harriers, Blackheath (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

The 1930 and 1931 Surrey County Champion at 100 yards, Ernie Page made his England début in the 1930 Triangular Match against Ireland and Scotland at Hampden Park, Glasgow at the age of just 20. A silver medalist in the 100y at the 1930 British Empire Games, Ernie Page was eliminated in the second round of the 100 metres at the 1932 Olympics. At the 1938 European Championships he reached the semi-finals of the 100 and won a bronze medal in the 4x100 relay (with Godfrey Brown, Arthur Sweeney, and the non-Olympian Maurice Scarr). In international dual meets he won his individual event three times in five starts. He was an AAA finalist at 100y six times between 1930 and 1938, winning in 1931, and won the 1938 AAA indoor 70y. Ernie served with the Metropolitan Police for 25 years and won many National Police titles at 100y and 220y. Page eventually retired to Devon in 1945 and later served as President of Torquay AC.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.8 (1931/37); 100 – 10.7 (1931/37/38); 200 – 21.6 (1937).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Ernie Page
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h3 r2/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 6

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