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Mexico City 1968

Birchfield Harriers at the Olympics

1968 – XIX Olympic Games, Mexico City, Mexico

Athlete: John Hugh Cooper
Event: 400m Hurdles

13th October 1968 – Qualifying Heat 2: 3rd – 51.43s
14th October 1968 – Semifinal 1: 7th 50.82s


Athlete: Andrew Howard Payne
Event: Hammer Throw

16th October 1968 – Qualifying Group B: 2nd – 68.06m
17th October 1968 – FINAL: 10th – 67.62m


Athlete: Stuart Ellis Storey
Event: 110m Hurdles

16th October 1968 – Qualifying Heat 3: 5th – 14.20s


Athlete: Howard Granville Davies
Event: 400 metres

16th October 1968 – Qualifying Heat 4: 5th – 47.30s


Athlete: Patricia Jones
Event: 80m Hurdles

17th October 1968 – Qualifying Heat 4: 6th – 11.03s


Athlete: Patricia Lowe
Event: 800 metres

17th October 1968 – Qualifying Heat 3: 3rd – 2:09.63
18th October 1968 – Semifinal 1: 3rd – 2:06.62
19th October 1968 – FINAL: 6th – 2:04.25


Athlete: Sue Scott
Event: Pentathlon

15th and 16th October 1968 – FINAL: 10th – 4786 points
17 year old Sue Scott was a late replacement for the Olympic champion Mary Rand.


Athlete: John Sherwood
Event: 4 x 400m Relay

19th October 1968 – Semifinal 2: 2nd – 3:03.67 (Martin Winbolt-Lewis, Colin Campbell, David Hemery, John Sherwood)
20th October 1968 – FINAL: 5th – 3:01.21 (Martin Winbolt-Lewis, Colin Campbell, David Hemery, John Sherwood)


Athlete: John Sherwood
Event: 400m Hurdles

13th October 1968 – Qualifying Heat 3: 4th – 50.20s
14th October 1968 – Semifinal 1: 3rd – 49.37s
15th October 1968 – FINAL: 3rd – 49.03s

John came through late to snatch the bronze medal behind the World Record breaking performance by David Hemery, when the legendary BBC commentator David Coleman expressed the opinion “Who cares who is third.” John did, Birchfield did, and so did the people of Great Britain!

  BRONZE MEDAL


Video: Olympic mens 400m Hurdles final 1964