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Fred Dix

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFrederick William "Fred"•Dix
Used nameFred•Dix
Born14 May 1883 in Cley next the Sea, Norfolk, England (GBR)
Died18 February 1966 in Totnes, Devon, England (GBR)
Measurements178 cm / 74 kg
NOC Great Britain


Fred Dix was a speed skating pioneer in the UK, when the sport changed from the popular fen skating on East Anglia’s frozen meadows to modern speed skating. Dix was the Amateur Fen Skating Champion in 1908 and 1912. During this time, however, he also competed internationally, at the 1908 World Championships placing 10th and the 1913 European Championships placing 9th. Before World War I, he also held world record over distances typical for the fen skating including the straight mile. His daughter Joan became a champion figure skater and placed 10th at the 1932 Olympic Winter Games.

Personal Bests: 500 – 51.0 (1911); 1500 – 2:33.2 (1913); 5000 – 9:16.6 (1913); 10000 – 18:49.4 (1913).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GBR Fred Dix
500 metres, Men (Olympic) =23
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
Allround, Men (Olympic) AC
1928 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GBR Fred Dix
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 30
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 28
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 32

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