Fred Gaby

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Fred Gaby
Fred Gaby 1926.jpg
Fred Gaby in 1926
Personal information
Born 12 March 1895
Marylebone, London, Great Britain
Died 7 April 1984 (aged 89)
Storrington, West Sussex, England
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Hurdles
Club Polytechnic Harriers, London
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 110 mH – 14.9 (1927/28)[1][2]

Frederick Richard "Fred" Gaby (12 March 1895 – 7 April 1984) was an English hurdler who competed in the 110 metre event at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics. In 1924 he was eliminated in the semi-finals, while in 1928 he finished sixth. Gaby won the bronze medal in the 120 yards hurdles at the 1930 Empire Games, aged 35.[1]

Gaby started as a flat sprinter, and changed to hurdles only in 1919, upon advice from his coach Sam Mussabini. He then won five out of eight international competitions and was selected for two Olympics. Domestically he won the AAA championships in 1922–23 and 1925–27; he finished second three times, last time to Lord Burghley, in 1930.[1]

During World War I, Gaby served as an airman. After retiring from competitions in 1930 he became a shoe repairer.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Fred Gaby Archived 30 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine..
  2. ^ Frederick Gaby.