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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 14,442 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Christian Gitsham is the 1,405th most popular athlete, the 169th most popular biography from South Africa and the 8th most popular South African Athlete.

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Among athletes, Christian Gitsham ranks 1,405 out of 3,059Before him are René Bougnol, Joseph Pletincx, Armand Duplantis, Auguste Serrurier, Caster Semenya, and Nathaniel Cartmell. After him are Gwen Torrence, Brahim Boutayeb, Thane Baker, Viktor Markin, Tom Kiely, and Akitsugu Konno.

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Among people born in 1888, Christian Gitsham ranks 231Before him are Paul Niggli, George B. Seitz, Chandrashekhar Agashe, Tris Speaker, Joseph Pletincx, and Osvald Moberg. After him are Joyce Cary, Nils Silfverskiöld, Gabriel Thorstensen, Georges Vanier, David Jacobs, and Jack Holt. Among people deceased in 1956, Christian Gitsham ranks 193Before him are Charley Grapewin, Marion Leonard, Chandrashekhar Agashe, Henry Stephenson, Georg Brustad, and René Bougnol. After him are Sam Langford, Fanny Durack, Holmes Herbert, Bob Sweikert, Paul Kelly, and Malik Ghulam Muhammad.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Christian Gitsham ranks 169 out of 374Before him are Sol Plaatje (1876), Bram Fischer (1908), Gordon Hodgson (1904), Grace Mugabe (1965), Enoch Sontonga (1873), and Caster Semenya (1991). After him are Griselda Pollock (1949), Dimas (1969), Antjie Krog (1952), Joan Harrison (1935), Doug Serrurier (1920), and Wendy Beckett (1930).

Among ATHLETES In South Africa

Among athletes born in South Africa, Christian Gitsham ranks 8Before him are Esther Brand (1922), Reggie Walker (1889), Sid Atkinson (1901), Bevil Rudd (1894), Marjorie Clark (1909), and Caster Semenya (1991). After him are Lawrence Stevens (1913), Clarence Walker (1898), Lillian Board (1948), Zola Budd (1966), Wayde van Niekerk (1992), and Josia Thugwane (1971).