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Michael Pope

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMichael Douglas•Pope
Used nameMichael•Pope
Born25 February 1927 in Marylebone, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died16 May 2016
AffiliationsL.A.C., London (GBR)
NOC(s) Great Britain


The son of major-general Vyvyan Pope CBE, DSO, MC, Michael Pope was just 14 when his father died in a plane crash in 1941. Pope was a prominent hurdler in the immediate post-war years, and won Sussex and Southern Counties 440-yard titles. He was also a Sussex 120y champion. Pope’s best finish in the AAAs, was fifth in the 440 hurdles in 1950.

Personal Best: 400H – 55.3 (1948).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics 400 metres Hurdles, Men Olympic 4 h3 r1/3 Representing Great Britain