Victor d'Arcy

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Victor d'Arcy
Victor d'Arcy and Harold Abrahams 1920.jpg
Vic d'Arcy (left) and Harold Abrahams in 1920
Personal information
Born 30 June 1887
Rotherhithe, London, Great Britain
Died 12 March 1961 (aged 73)
Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 m, 200 m
Club Polytechnic Harriers, London
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 yd – 9.8 (1911)
100 m – 10.9 (1911)
200 m – 21.6 (1914)[1][2]

Victor Henry Augustus "Vic" d'Arcy (30 June 1887 – 12 March 1961) was a British sprint runner who competed at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics.

In 1912 d'Arcy was eliminated in the semifinals of both 100 m and 200 m events. As a third leg in the British 4 × 100 m relay team, he won a gold medal, in spite of finishing second after United States in the semifinal. United States was later disqualified for a fault in passing the baton, the same mistake was made in the final by world record holder and main favourite German team.[1]

At the 1920 Summer Olympics, d'Arcy again reached the semifinals of the 100 m and also ran in the heats of the 200 m. He ran again the third leg in the British 4 × 100 m relay team which finished fourth. After the Games he moved to South Africa, where he lived until his death in 1961.[1]


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