John Treloar (athlete)
Treloar receives a prize from Lord Burghley in 1948
|Born||19 January 1928
Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||23 July 2012 (aged 84)
Taren Point, New South Wales, Australia
|Event(s)||100 m, 200 m|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||100 m – 10.5 (1948)
200 m – 21.1y (1946)
John Treloar, AM (19 January 1928 – 23 July 2012) was a track and field athlete, who is considered to have been one of Australia's greatest male sprinters. He was ranked as one of the world's fastest men between 1947 and 1952. A triple gold medallist at the 1950 British Empire Games, Treloar made the 100 m final at the 1952 Summer Olympics finishing sixth – just 0.1 s behind the winner – in the closest finish in Olympic history.
In his career, Treloar won a total of six Australian championships at 100 or 220 yards.
Awards and other honours
Treloar was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2001.
Following Treloar's death, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Sport Kate Lundy issued a joint press release which stated that Treloar "will always be remembered as a remarkable trailblazer for athletics in this country".
Treloar's funeral was later held at his old school, North Sydney Boys High School by request of his family.
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