Alfred Yeoumans

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlfred Thomas•Yeoumans
Used nameAlfred•Yeoumans
Born4 November 1876 in Enderby, Leicestershire, England (GBR)
Died29 September 1955 in Swansea, Swansea, Wales (GBR)
AffiliationsSwansea A&CC
NOC Great Britain


A Swansea docker, Alfred Yeoumans was the winner of the AAA 2mil walk in 1906. He was credited with some exceptional times in the West Country, the most suspect of which was a clocking of exactly six minutes for the mile in an exhibition. His style was always rather suspect and he was disqualified from the AAA 2 miles in 1907. He was surprisingly selected for the longer of the two walking races at the 1908 Olympics, but was eliminated in the heats.

Personal Best: 2 mile Walk – 12:53.2 (1906).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Alfred Yeoumans
3,500 metres Race Walk, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r1/2
10 miles Race Walk, Men (Olympic) AC h1 r1/2