Jack Archer (sprinter)

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Jack Archer
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Great Britain
European Athletics Championships
Gold medal – first place 1946 Oslo 100 m
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1948 London 4×100 m relay
Representing  England
British Empire Games
Silver medal – second place 1950 Auckland 4×110 yd relay

John "Jack" Archer (10 August 1921 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England – 29 July 1997 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) was an English athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres.

He competed for Great Britain in the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain in the 4 × 100 metres relay where he won the silver medal with his teammates John Gregory, Alastair McCorquodale and Kenneth Jones representing Great Britain.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Jack Archer". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06.