Reggie Pridmore

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For the English motorcycle racer, see Reg Pridmore.
Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Gold 1908 London Team competition

Reginald ("Reggie") George Pridmore (29 April 1886 in Edgbaston, Birmingham — 13 March 1918 ) was a field hockey player, who won the gold medal with the England team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London. Reggie Pridmore set an Olympic record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic final in Men's field hockey with his 4 goals in England's 8-1 victory. This record stood till the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, where India's Balbir Singh, Sr. scored 5 goals in India's 6-1 victory over the Netherlands.

Pridmore was also a cricketer, and played first-class cricket as a right-hand batsman for Warwickshire.

Pridmore was killed in action during the First World War, serving as a major with the Royal Field Artillery near the Piave River in Italy. He was buried at the Giavera British Cemetery nearby.[1]

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  1. ^ Pridmore, Reginald George, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 19 August 2008