John Wrighton

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Derek•Wrighton
Used nameJohn•Wrighton
Born10 March 1933 in Ilford, Greater London, England (GBR)
Measurements189 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsHaringey AC, London (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


John Wrighton had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×440 yards Relay (with Derek Johnson, John Salisbury, and the non-Olympian Ted Sampson). Wrighton also finished fifth in the 440 yards at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In the British Empire and Commonwealth Games he competed for England.

Personal Best: 400 – 46.3 (1958).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR John Wrighton
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h2 r2/4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 5

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