Mike Rawson

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Mike Rawson
Medal record
Representing  United Kingdom
Men's athletics
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1958 Stockholm 800 metres

Mike Rawson (Michael Arthur Rawson; 26 May 1934 - 26 October 2000) was a track and field athlete, who represented Great Britain in the men's 800 metres at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. He won the gold medal in that event, two years later at the 1958 European Championships in Stockholm, Sweden. Later that year he won a Bronze medal in the 800 metres at the Commonwealth Games. He represented Birchfield Harriers and on his retirement from the sport spent many years coaching at Birchfield and working as an athletics reporter for the BBC and local newspapers.

Rawson worked for the British Olympic Association at a number of Olympic Games.

He died after a short illness on 26 October 2000 in Birmingham.