Christian Gitsham

1888 - 1956

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Christopher William "Chris" Gitsham (15 October 1888 – 16 June 1956) was a South African athlete, who mainly competed in the men's marathon.Gitsham competed for South Africa at the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, Sweden where he won the silver medal in the men's marathon event. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christian Gitsham has received more than 14,571 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Christian Gitsham is the 1,777th most popular athlete (down from 1,414th in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from South Africa (down from 168th in 2019) and the 10th most popular South African Athlete.

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Over the past year Christian Gitsham has had the most page views in the with 1,497 views, followed by Chinese (521), and German (347). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hungarian (105.16%), Ukrainian (36.72%), and English (17.32%)


Among athletes, Christian Gitsham ranks 1,777 out of 6,025Before him are Antal Bolvári, Vénuste Niyongabo, Eva Dawes, Jack Lovelock, Yelizaveta Bagryantseva, and Karl Malmström. After him are Lesley Ashburner, Johanna Lüttge, Endre Tilli, Archibald MacKinnon, Stig Sjölin, and Ginka Zagorcheva.

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Among people born in 1888, Christian Gitsham ranks 260Before him are Josef Ternström, Gabriel Thorstensen, Lowell Sherman, Joyce Cary, Hubert Wilkins, and Tryggve Gran. After him are Walther Penck, Jack Holt, Harold Hardwick, Alexander Alfonsovich Grossheim, Tris Speaker, and Miles Mander. Among people deceased in 1956, Christian Gitsham ranks 212Before him are William Thompson, Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard, Benno von Arent, Vlastimil Lada-Sázavský, John Garstang, and Charley Grapewin. After him are Sam Langford, René Fernández, Francis Tyler, Michael Arlen, Bob Sweikert, and Margaret Wycherly.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Christian Gitsham ranks 183 out of 454Before him are George Hunter (1927), Constand Viljoen (1933), Zindzi Mandela (1960), Lawrence Stevens (1913), Neville Lederle (1938), and Tony Maggs (1937). After him are Albertina Sisulu (1918), Roger Michell (1956), Steven Pienaar (1982), Reeva Steenkamp (1983), Clarence Walker (1898), and Mzilikazi (1790).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Christian Gitsham ranks 10Before him are Sid Atkinson (1901), Bevil Rudd (1894), Marjorie Clark (1909), Cecil McMaster (1895), Lillian Board (1948), and Lawrence Stevens (1913). After him are Clarence Walker (1898), Wayde van Niekerk (1992), Clarence Oldfield (1899), Daphne Hasenjäger (1929), Zola Budd (1966), and Caster Semenya (1991).