Stan Vickers

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Stan Vickers
Medal record
Representing  United Kingdom
Men's Athletics
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place Rome 1960 20 km Walk
European Championships
Gold medal – first place Stockholm 1958 20 km Walk

Stanley Frank "Stan" Vickers (18 June 1932 – 17 April 2013[1][2]) was a Lewisham-born British athlete who mainly competed in the 20 kilometre walk.

He competed for Great Britain in the 20 kilometre walk at the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Italy, where he won the bronze medal.

After the race, he sat down to rest and was carried off by an ambulance crew that thought he was sick. The crew did not speak English. Several hours passed before officials discovered what had happened.[3]

He died on 19 April 2013 at the age of 80.


  1. ^ Biography and Statistics at Sports Reference
  2. ^ Mike Dawes (19 April 2013). "Stan Vickers Olympic bronze medalist dies | Mail Online". London: Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  3. ^ Nash, Bruce M; Allan Zullo (1993). Bruce Nash & Allan Zullo's sports hall of shame : golf cartoon classics. Orlando: Tribune Pub. p. 54. ISBN 0-941263-76-2. OCLC 31935029.