George Hawkins (athlete)

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George Hawkins (George Albert Hawkins; 15 October 1883 – 22 September 1917) was a British athlete. He competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.

In the 200 metres, Hawkins ran the race in 22.8 seconds to beat two other runners and advance to the semifinals. There, won again, this time finishing in 22.6 seconds. This allowed him to advance to the final, in which he placed last out of the four finalists. His time in the final was 22.9 seconds. The winner's time was 22.6, a time he had achieved in the semifinal.

Hawkins was killed in action during the First World War, serving as a gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery during the Third Battle of Ypres. He was buried in the Bard Cottage Cemetery nearby.[1]

He was married to Violet Freeman and had five children with her.

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  1. ^ Hawkins, G A, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 28 September 2008
  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Athletics 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 24 July 2006. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich". Retrieved 24 July 2006.  (Polish)

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