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George Kerr

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameGeorge Ezekiel•Kerr
Used nameGeorge•Kerr
Born16 October 1937 in Maryland (JAM)
Died15 June 2012 in Kingston (JAM)
Measurements180 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsHolmwood High School, Christiana (JAM) / Illinois Fighting Illini, Champaign (USA)
NOC Jamaica West Indies Federation

Biography

George Kerr competed at three Olympics, twice representing Jamaica and once the West Indies Federation (1960). At the British Empire and Commonwealth Games, Kerr won the 440 yards and added a silver in the 880 in 1962. He also won bronze in the 880 at the 1966 Games. In relays he won gold with the 4x440 in 1962 and bronze at 4x440 in 1958. At the Pan American Games he won gold medals in the 400 and 4x400 in 1959, adding a silver in the 800 that year. Kerr represented Jamaica at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games but represented the British West Indies at the Pan American Games.

Personal Bests: 400 – 45.7y (1960); 800 – 1:45.8y (1964)

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Athletics JAM George Kerr
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h4 r2/4
800 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Jamaica AC r2/2
1960 Summer Olympics Athletics WIF George Kerr
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) West Indies Federation 3 Bronze
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics JAM George Kerr
400 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Jamaica 4

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1960 Summer Olympics 1 September 1960 Athletics 800 metres, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 1:47.1 1
1964 Summer Olympics 15 October 1964 Athletics 800 metres, Men Semi-Finals, Heat Two 1:46.1 1

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