Miguel White

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Miguel White
Personal information
Full nameMiguel S. White
Nationality Philippines
Born(1909-10-09)October 9, 1909
DiedAugust 30, 1942(1942-08-30) (aged 32)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Country Philippines
Event(s)400 metre hurdles

Miguel S. White (October 9, 1909 – August 30, 1942)[1] was a Filipino track and field athlete of Filipino-American descent who competed for the Philippines in the 400 metre hurdles at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin, Germany, winning a bronze medal in the process.[2]

White was from Legazpi, Albay. He was killed in military action during the Japanese invasion of the Philippines.[3] At the time of his death, White was a lieutenant assigned to the 51st Division.[4] Before World War II, White was a Philippine scout.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Miguel White". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
  2. ^ John Grasso; Bill Mallon; Jeroen Heijmans (14 May 2015). Historical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. p. 473. ISBN 978-1-4422-4860-1.
    Anton Rippon (15 September 2006). Hitler's Olympics: The Story of the 1936 Nazi Games. Pen and Sword. p. 158. ISBN 978-1-78337-201-0.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  4. ^ Generoso P. Salazar; Fernando R. Reyes; Leonardo Q. Nuval (1993). World War II in the Philippines: Manila, Bicolandia and the Tagalog Provinces. Veterans Federation of the Philippines. p. 84. ISBN 978-971-542-049-5.
  5. ^ Mariano Villarin (1990). We Remember Bataan and Corregidor: The Story of the American & Filipino Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor and Their Captivity. Gateway Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-9626127-0-1.

Greek bibliography: Andreou,Evangelos: "The star of champion shone..." Ed. EUARCE 2011 ("Miguel White" p. 30,75) Ευάγγελος Ανδρέου, Το αστέρι του πρωταθλητή άναψε... / ο βαλκανιονίκης του μεσοπολέμου Γιάννης Σκιαδάς, EUARCE 2011 ISBN 978-960-99566-0-4 ("Μίγκουελ Ουάιτ/Miguel White" σ.30,75)

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