Nick Whitehead

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Nick Whitehead (actually Joseph Nicholas Neville Whitehead ; born May 29, 1933 in Brymbo , Denbighshire , † October 6, 2002 in Newport , Pembrokeshire ) was a British sprinter .

At the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 , he won the bronze medal in the 4 x 100 meter relay with the British team consisting of Peter Radford , David Jones , David Segal and Whitehead.

1962 followed at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth, the bronze medal with the Welsh team in the 4-by-110-yard relay.

He was three times Welsh champion over 100 and 220 yards .

After his active career, he worked as a sports science lecturer and training advisor for soccer and rugby clubs . In 1978 he became team manager of the British athletics team , in 1983 first director of the National Coaching Foundation and finally deputy director of the Sports Council for Wales. In 1984 he was awarded the OBE for his services to sport .

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  1. Birthplace according to the obituary in the Independent, Sports-Reference gives Wrexham , the place where Whitehead attended school.