Godfrey Rampling

Athletics (sport)competitor Godfrey Rampling

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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14 May 1909

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  • 2009
    Age 99
    Rampling died in his sleep aged 100 on 20 June 2009.
    Rampling was Britain's oldest living Olympic Gold medallist and also oldest living Olympic competitor. He celebrated his centenary with his family, including daughter Charlotte Rampling, on 14 May 2009 at Bushey in Hertfordshire.
    He turned 100 on 14 May 2009 and was the oldest living British Olympian.
  • 2007
    Age 97
    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.
  • 1958
    Age 48
    Rampling was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Artillery, attached to NATO, until retiring in 1958 after 29 years service.
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  • 1936
    Age 26
    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.
  • 1934
    Age 24
    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.
  • 1932
    Age 22
    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.
  • 1931
    Age 21
    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.
  • 1909
    Born in 1909.
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