Jack Archer

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Jack Archer (actually: John Archer ; born August 10, 1921 in Nottingham , Nottinghamshire , † July 29, 1997 in Cheltenham , Gloucestershire ) was a British sprinter who became European champion in 1946.

At the European Athletics Championships in Oslo in 1946 , he won over 100 meters in 10.6 s and was sixth in 200 meters , he was sixth in 22.0 s. In the 4 x 100 meter relay , he finished fifth with the British team in 42.0 s.

At the 1948 Olympic Games in London, the British relay won silver behind the team from the USA in 41.3 s. Archer ran as the starting runner and handed over to John Gregory , Alastair McCorquodale and Ken Jones completed the quartet. In 1950 Archer was the captain of the English team at the British Empire Games in Auckland . In the 4-by-110-yard relay, he won silver behind Australia with the British relay after being eliminated over both 110 and 220 yards in the semi-finals.

Best times

  • 100 meters: 10.6 s (1946)
  • 200 meters: 22.0 s (1946)


  • Peter Matthews (Ed.): Athletics 1998. SportsBooks, Surbiton 1998, ISBN 1-899807-03-9 .
  • Ekkehard zur Megede: The Modern Olympic Century 1896-1996 Track and Field Athletics. German Society for Athletics Documentation eV, Neuss 1999.

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