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Tokyo 1964

Birchfield Harriers at the Olympics

1964 – XVIII Olympic Games, Tokyo, Japan

Athlete: Peter Radford
Event: 100 metres

14th October 1964 – Qualifying Heat 2: 2nd – 10.69s
14th October 1964 – Quarter-final 4: 5th – 10.59s


Athlete: Peter Radford
Event: 200 metres

16th October 1964 – Qualifying Heat 2: 4th – 21.52
16th October 1964 – Quarter-final 4: 6th – 21.53


Athlete: Peter Radford
Event: 4 x 100m Relay

20th October 1964 – Qualifying Heat 1: 3rd – 40.13s (Peter Radford, Ronald Jones, Menzies Campbell, Lynn Davies)
20th October 1964 – Semifinal 1: 4th – 40.13 (Peter Radford, Ronald Jones, Menzies Campbell, Lynn Davies)
21st October 1964 – FINAL: 8th – 39.69 (Peter Radford, Ronald Jones, Menzies Campbell, Lynn Davies)
The Olympic Record had stood at 39.5 before this race, and the first four teams broke the old record, winners set a new World Record of 39.0.


Video: Olympic mens 4 x 100m Relay final 1964


Athlete: Andrew Howard Payne
Event: Hammer Throw

17th October 1964 – Qualifying Round: 17th – 61.90m


Athlete: John Michael Morbey
Event: Long Jump

18th October 1964 – Qualifying Round: 7th – 7.56m (Qualified)
18th October 1964 – FINAL: 11th – 7.09m
The Gold medal was won by Lynn Davies of Great Britain.


Athlete: John Hugh Cooper
Event: 400m Hurdles

14th October 1964 – Qualifying Heat 1: 1st – 50.58s (Qualified)
15th October 1964 – Semifinal 2: 1st – 50.40s (Qualified)
16th October 1964 – FINAL: 2nd – 50.10s

  SILVER MEDAL


Video: Olympic mens 400m Hurdles final 1964


Athlete: John Hugh Cooper
Event: 4 x 400m Relay

20th October 1964 – Semifinal 3: 1st – 3:04.7 (Timothy Graham, Adrian Peter Metcalfe, John Hugh Cooper, Robbie Ian Brightwell)
21st October 1964 – FINAL: 2nd – 3:01.6 (Timothy Graham, Adrian Peter Metcalfe, John Hugh Cooper, Robbie Ian Brightwell)
The first three teams were all under the old World Record. Two Birchfield Harriers were on the Silver medal winning team.

  SILVER MEDAL


Athlete: Robbie Ian Brightwell MBE
Event: 4 x 400m Relay

20th October 1964 – Semifinal 3: 1st – 3:04.7 (Timothy Graham, Adrian Peter Metcalfe, John Hugh Cooper, Robbie Ian Brightwell)
21st October 1964 – FINAL: 2nd – 3:01.6 (Timothy Graham, Adrian Peter Metcalfe, John Hugh Cooper, Robbie Ian Brightwell)
The first three teams were all under the old World Record. Two Birchfield Harriers were on the Silver medal winning team.

  SILVER MEDAL


Athlete: Robbie Ian Brightwell MBE
Event: 400 metres

17th October 1964 – Qualifying Heat 1: 2nd – 46.13s
17th October 1964 – Quarter-final 3: 3rd – 47.15s
18th October 1964 – Semifinal 1: 1st – 45.79s
19th October 1964 – FINAL: 4th – 45.75s
Robbie finished outside of the medals by the smallest possible margin.
Robbie was captain of the highly successful 1964 British Olympic team.


Athlete: Daphne Arden
Event: 100 metres

15th October 1964 – Qualifying Heat 1: 2nd – 11.55w
15th October 1964 – Quarter-final 4: 2nd – 11.50s
16th October 1964 – Semifinal 1: 6th – 11.84s


Athlete: Daphne Arden
Event: 200 metres

18th October 1964 – Qualifying Heat 6: 2nd – 24.21w
18th October 1964 – Semifinal 1: 4th – 24.01s
19th October 1964 – FINAL: 8th – 24.01s


Athlete: Daphne Arden
Event: 4 x 100m Relay

20th October 1964 – First Round Heat 1: 2nd – 44.96s (Janet Simpson, Mary Rand, Daphne Arden, Dorothy Hyman)
21st October 1964 – FINAL: 3rd – 44.09s (Janet Simpson, Mary Rand, Daphne Arden, Dorothy Hyman)

  BRONZE MEDAL