John Savidge

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John Savidge (18 December 1924 – 26 December 1979) was a British track and field athlete who specialised in the shot put. He competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

Savidge represented England at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and won the shot put title with a games record mark of 16.77 m (55 ft 0 in). He was England's first ever champion in the event.[2] He also competed at the European Athletics Championships for Great Britain in 1950 and 1954.

He won the shot put at the AAA Championships for three consecutive years (1952–54).[3]


  1. ^ "Olympics". sports-reference. Retrieved 10 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Commonwealth Games medalists - Men. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-01-25.
  3. ^ BRITISH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 1945-1959. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-01-25.