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Victor d'Arcy

1887 - 1961

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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.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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor d'Arcy has received more than 15,416 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Victor d'Arcy is the 883rd most popular athlete (down from 459th in 2019), the 4,481st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,165th in 2019) and the 34th most popular British Athlete.

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Among ATHLETES

Among athletes, Victor d'Arcy ranks 883 out of 3,055Before him are Duncan White, Pyrros Dimas, Harry Watson, Arthur L. Newton, Gelindo Bordin, and Gerd Kanter. After him are Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Evelyne Hall, Ana Fidelia Quirot, Tom Courtney, Tom Sandberg, and Vladimir Yashchenko.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1887, Victor d'Arcy ranks 211Before him are George Abbott, Karl Taylor Compton, Joseph Lamb, Sigmund Romberg, Emilio Lunghi, and Joseph Plunkett. After him are Clive Brook, Roland Young, Harry Hines Woodring, Lynn Fontanne, Monte Blue, and William Frawley. Among people deceased in 1961, Victor d'Arcy ranks 143Before him are Whittaker Chambers, Augustus John, Gail Russell, Ruth Chatterton, Miriam A. Ferguson, and Earle Page. After him are George Formby, Susanna M. Salter, Howard P. Robertson, Tony Bettenhausen, Sam Rayburn, and George Irving.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Victor d'Arcy ranks 4,481 out of 6,924Before him are Martin Fowler (1963), David Lack (1910), Gina McKee (1964), Alex Garland (1970), Iain Pears (1955), and China Miéville (1972). After him are David Kelly (1944), Judd Trump (1989), Andrew Davies (1936), Denise Levertov (1923), Graham Taylor (1944), and Andrew Robertson (1994).

Among ATHLETES In United Kingdom

Among athletes born in United Kingdom, Victor d'Arcy ranks 34Before him are Cecil Griffiths (1900), Don Thompson (1933), Norman Read (1931), Tom Richards (1910), Gordon Pirie (1931), and Jack Beresford (1899). After him are Allan Wells (1952), Steve Ovett (1955), Mary Peters (1939), Audrey Williamson (1926), Ann Packer (1942), and David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905).