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Wilfred Kalaugher

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWilfred George•Kalaugher
Used nameWilfred•Kalaugher
Born26 November 1904 in Winchester (NZL)
Died12 August 1999 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England (GBR)
NOC New Zealand


Wilfrid George Kalaugher was a Rhodes Scholar studying at Balliol College, Oxford, when he was chosen to compete in Amsterdam in the 110 metres hurdles and the triple jump. He paid his own way to and from the Olympics. While at Oxford between 1928 and 1931, he played eight first-class cricket matches for the university. He received a blue for athletics, but not for cricket. He took up a teaching position at Marlborough College and spent the rest of his life in England.

Personal Bests: 110H – 15.8y (1926); TJ – 13.99 (1926).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics NZL Wilfred Kalaugher
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h3 r1/3
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 23 r1/2

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