Edwin Flack

1873 - 1935

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Edwin Harold Flack (5 November 1873 – 10 January 1935) was an Australian athlete and tennis player. Also known as "Teddy", he was Australia's first Olympian, being its only representative in 1896, and the first Olympic champion in the 800 metres and the 1500 metres running events.Following Flack's Olympic appearance, he did not compete in any large events again, opting to breed cattle and help his family's accounting firm. Flack died aged 61 following an operation, and was buried in his hometown of Berwick. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin Flack has received more than 110,159 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Edwin Flack is the 425th most popular athlete (down from 335th in 2019), the 3,357th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,738th in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Athlete.

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Among athletes, Edwin Flack ranks 425 out of 3,055Before him are Wilhelmina von Bremen, Manuel Plaza, Eliud Kipchoge, Maurice Schilles, Vilho Tuulos, and Birgit Fischer. After him are Morris Kirksey, Ivanka Khristova, Aleksandr Baryshnikov, Eero Lehtonen, Rune Larsson, and Ulf Timmermann.

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Among people born in 1873, Edwin Flack ranks 134Before him are Frank Wild, Michel Giacobini, Ivan Shmelyov, Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck, Ioannis Chrysafis, and Julieta Lanteri. After him are Oskari Tokoi, Zivar bey Ahmadbeyov, Étienne Desmarteau, Carlos María de la Torre, Francisco Villota, and Jānis Endzelīns. Among people deceased in 1935, Edwin Flack ranks 103Before him are Daniel Salamanca Urey, Gerhard Louis De Geer, John Hartley, Jón Þorláksson, Johan Ramstedt, and Tryggvi Þórhallsson. After him are Sylvain Lévi, Hans Tropsch, George William Russell, Thelma Todd, Herbert Giles, and Leroy Carr.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edwin Flack ranks 3,357 out of 6,924Before him are Nicholas Grimshaw (1939), Roy Jenkins (1920), Russell Brand (1975), Clifford Curzon (1907), W. S. Gilbert (1836), and Patrick Manson (1844). After him are Tony Kaye (1952), James Corden (1978), Chris Lowe (1959), Euphemia de Ross (1333), Lesley Manville (1956), and Dominic Cooper (1978).

Among ATHLETES In United Kingdom

Among athletes born in United Kingdom, Edwin Flack ranks 17Before him are Dorian Yates (1962), Arthur Russell (1886), George Larner (1875), Tommy Hampson (1907), Jonathan Edwards (1966), and Robert Lindsay (1890). After him are Albert Hill (1889), John Rimmer (1878), Wyndham Halswelle (1882), Guy Butler (1899), Charles Bennett (1870), and George Goulding (1884).