Tom Richards

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameThomas John Henry "Tom"•Richards
Used nameTom•Richards
Born15 March 1910 in Upper Cwmbran, Torfaen, Wales (GBR)
Died19 January 1985 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSouth London Harriers, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


Tom Richards had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1948 Olympics marathon. In the 1950 British Empire Games marathon he finished fifth. In the British Empire Games he competed for Wales.

Personal Best: Mar – 2-29:59 (1954).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Tom Richards
Marathon, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver