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Walter Rangeley

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Walter Rangeley

Walter Rangeley
Medal record
Men’s athletics
Competitor for  Great Britain
Olympic Games
1924 Paris 4×100 m relay
1928 Amsterdam 200 m
1928 Amsterdam 4×100 m relay
Competitor for  England
British Empire Games
1934 London 4×110 yd relay
1934 London 220 yd

Walter Rangeley (14 December 1903 – 16 March 1982) was an English athlete who competed mainly in the sprints. He was born in Salford and died in Glyndŵr.

Rangeley competed for Great Britain in the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris, France in the 4×100 metre relay where he won the silver medal with his team mates Harold Abrahams, William Nichol and Lancelot Royle. In the 100 metres event he was eliminated in the quarter-finals.

At the following games in 1928 held in Amsterdam Walter won a silver medal in the 200 metres. He also joined with a new relay team consisting of team mates Cyril Gill, Edward Smouha and Jack London which won the bronze medal in the 4×100 metres competition. In the 100 metres event he was eliminated in the quarter-finals again.

After not participating in the 1932 Games his final Olympic appearance was in 1936 when he was a member of the British relay team which was eliminated in the first round of the 4×100 metre relay contest.

At the 1934 British Empire Games he won the bronze medal in the 220 yards event. He also won the gold medal with the English relay team in the 4×110 yards competition.

References

  • sports-reference.com
  • www.rangeleyfamilytree.co.uk
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