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Bill Jones

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Anthony Ashford "Bill"•Jones
Used nameBill•Jones
Born18 March 1923 in Cannock, Staffordshire, England (GBR)
DiedApril 2003 in Dudley, West Midlands, England (GBR)
AffiliationsMohawks Ice Racing Club, Solihull (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Having been runner-up in the British Quarter-mile Skating Championship in 1950, Birmingham Mohawks’ Bill Jones was again second in 1951, when beaten by team-mate and the three-time winner Peter Jennings. Jones was also runner-up in the British One-mile Championship that year to Henry Howes of Aldwych. However, his greatest achievement that year was in captaining the Mohawks to the British 3-mile Relay Championship in Glasgow, to dethrone the champions of the previous 12 years, Aldwych, and take the Dundee Cup to the Midlands for the first time.

Jones competed in the 500, 1,500 and 5,000 metres at the 1952 Oslo Olympics, and two weeks later at Hamar, also in Norway, competed in his only World Championships, being classified 28th in the all-round competition with a 22nd place in the 500 metres being his best finish.

Personal Bests: 500 – 46.5 (1952); 1500 – 2:30.4 (1952); 5000 – 8:51.0 (1952); 10000 – 18:25.3 (1952).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Winter Olympics Speed Skating (Skating) GBR Bill Jones
500 metres, Men (Olympic) 34
1,500 metres, Men (Olympic) 35
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 31