Abrahams, Harold Maurice
Born: Dec 15, 1899 AD
Died: 1978 AD, at 78 years of age.
1899 - He was born on the 15th of December in Bedford, England.
1920 - He was a sprinter and long jumper since his youth, he continued to compete in
sport while studying at Cambridge.
- He earned a place in the Olympic team.
1924 - He was an outsider for the medals at the Olympics in Paris, France.
- He set the English record in the long jump (24'2 1/2"), a record which stood
for the next 32 years.
- He won the 100 m, beating all the American favourites (including the 1920 Gold
medal winner Charlie Paddock).
- He had a foot injury that forced him to end his career the following year.
1978 - He died on the 14th of January in Enfield, London at the age of 78.
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