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William Seagrove

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilliam Raymond•Seagrove
Used nameWilliam•Seagrove
Born2 July 1898 in London, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died25 June 1980 in Seaford, East Sussex, England (GBR)
AffiliationsUniversity of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR) / Achilles Club, (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


After winning the 880 at the London AC Schools’ meeting in 1916, William Seagrove served in the war as a lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment. On going up to Cambridge, he was the winner against Oxford in the cross-country match in 1921 and the 3 miles in 1922. He placed fifth in the AAA mile in 1920 and, after winning the Scottish 880 yards in 1926, he won the mile at both the AAA and the Scottish Championships in 1924. He became a schoolmaster and, after teaching at Gleanalmond, he was appointed headmaster of a preparatory school in Seaford, Sussex. He was also an excellent pianist and violinist and initiated and organized many musical activities.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:58.0 (1927); Mile - 4:21.2 (1924); 3000 – 9:00.0e (1920); 3 miles – 14:49.6 (1923); 5000 – 15:21.0 (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR William Seagrove
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 6
3,000 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR William Seagrove
3,000 metres, Team, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 Silver