Reggie Pridmore

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For the English motorcycle racer, see Reg Pridmore.
Olympic medal record
Men's field hockey
Gold medal – first place 1908 London Team competition

Reginald ("Reggie") George Pridmore (29 April 1886 in Edgbaston, Birmingham — 13 March 1918 ) was a field hockey player, who won the gold medal with the England team at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.[1] Reggie Pridmore set an Olympic record for most goals scored by an individual in an Olympic final in Men's field hockey with his 4 goals in England's 8-1 victory. This record stood till the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, where India's Balbir Singh, Sr. scored 5 goals in India's 6-1 victory over the Netherlands.

Pridmore was also a cricketer, and played first-class cricket as a right-hand batsman for Warwickshire.

Pridmore was killed in action during the First World War, serving as a major with the Royal Field Artillery near the Piave River in Italy.[2] He was buried at the Giavera British Cemetery nearby.[3]

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  1. ^ "Reggie Pridmore". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Pridmore, Reginald George, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 19 August 2008