Denis BLACK

  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Antwerp 1920
Olympic Results

Biography

Denis BLACK

Denis Black was brought onto the 1920 Olympic 4x100m relay team after Harry Edward sustained an injury in the 200m final. Black, who won a Military Cross in 1919 following an act of gallantry in Northern France the previous year while serving as a temporary captain in the Tank Corps in World War I, was the Army Champion at 100y (1921) in a record 10.1s, and 220y (1920-21). He could not defend his titles in 1922 as he was transferred to another Battalion just two days before the championship and had to withdraw. At the AAA Championships he placed fourth in the 100y in 1921, and was in the Surrey AC team that finished second to Polytechnic Harriers in the mile relay. Black served in the Indian Army from 1928 until his retirement in 1948 after 33 years service, and on his retirement was made an Honorary Brigadier.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.1 (1921); 220y – 23.0 (1921).

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Antwerp 1920

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4 x 100 metres Relay
4 x 100 metres Relay Athletics