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Geoffrey Tudor

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeoffrey David Claud•Tudor
Used nameGeoffrey•Tudor
Born29 December 1923 in Murree (PAK)
Died2 October 2018 in Bradiford, Devon, England (GBR)
AffiliationsAchilles Club, (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Geoffrey Tudor attended Wellington School before going to Christ Church College, Oxford. At Wellington, Tudor was a champion lightweight boxer, but after going to university became a middle-distance runner, and won the half-mile title at the 1946 University sports. A few weeks later, he won the first of two athletic Blues. In the winter of 1946-47, Tudor turned to cross country running, and in 1947 won his second Blue, this time at three miles. He was appointed captain of the Oxford University cross-country team in 1947 and represented the university in the annual cross-country match against Cambridge. He also competed in the annual relay races between the two adversaries.

When the first list of Great Britain possibles for the 1948 Olympics was announced, Tudor was pencilled in for the 800 metres, but after finishing second to Peter Curry in the steeplechase at the 1948 AAAs, he was selected for that event at the Games. Tudor went on to become a schoolteacher, and in 1966 was appointed headmaster of the new Thomas de la Rue School for physically handicapped children at Ullenwood, near Cheltenham.

Personal Best: 3000S – unknown.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Geoffrey Tudor
3,000 metres Steeplechase, Men (Olympic) 9 h2 r1/2