Godfrey Rampling

Godfrey Rampling

Athletics (sport) Competitor
Born May 14, 1909

Godfrey Lionel Rampling was an English athlete and army officer who competed for Great Britain in the 1932 Summer Olympics and in the 1936 Summer Olympics. He turned 100 on 14 May 2009 and was the oldest living British Olympian.

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1909 Birth Born in 1909.


1931 22 Years Old Rampling was born in Blackheath, London, the son of Gertrude Anne (Taylor) and Horace Johnson Rampling, a costumier. Rampling won the British AAA championships in the in 1931 and 1934.
1932 23 Years Old At the 1932 Summer Olympics, Rampling was fourth in his semifinal in the individual 400 metre event and didn't reach the final, but ran the anchor leg to help the British 4×400 m relay team win the silver medal, behind the United States.
1934 25 Years Old At the 1934 British Empire Games in London, Rampling won the, and helped the English 4×440 yards relay team to capture the gold medal.
1936 27 Years Old At the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Rampling was again fourth in the semifinals of 400 metre competition and ran the second leg in the gold medal winning British 4x400 m relay team.


1958 49 Years Old Rampling was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Artillery, attached to NATO, until retiring in 1958 after 29 years service. … Read More


2007 98 Years Old He was, as of October 2007, the last surviving male athletics medallist from the 1932 Summer Olympics and the last male gold medallist in athletics from the 1936 Summer Olympics.
2009 100 Years Old 2 More Events
…  He turned 100 on 14 May 2009 and was the oldest living British Olympian.
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