Nick Whitehead

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Olympic medal record
Men's Athletics
Bronze 1960 Rome 4x100 metre relay

Nick Whitehead (Neville Joseph Whitehead; 29 May 1933 – 6 October 2002) was a Welsh sprinter.

Early life and career[edit]

Whitehead was born in Wrexham. He competed for Great Britain in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the bronze medal with his team mates Peter Radford, David Jones and David Segal. He went on to win a Commonwealth Bronze medal in Perth, Australia in 1962 as part of the Welsh Relay Team.

Career & OBE[edit]

He would later teach Physical Education at Carnegie Physical Training College in Leeds, now part of Leeds Metropolitan University and eventually became Director of Development at the Sports Council for Wales (now Sport Wales). He was knighted OBE. He died, aged 69, in Newport, Pembrokeshire.

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