John Archer (athlete)

John "Jack" Archer (10 August 1921 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England – 29 July 1997 in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) was a British athlete who competed mainly in the 100 metres.

He competed for Great Britain in the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, Great Britain in the 4 x 100 metre relay where he won the Silver medal with his team mates John Gregory, Alastair McCorquodale and Kenneth Jones.

European Champions in Men's 100 m
  • 1934: Chris Berger (NED)
  • 1938: Tinus Osendarp (NED)
  • 1946: John Archer (GBR)
  • 1950: Étienne Bally (FRA)
  • 1954: Heinz Fütterer (FRG)
  • 1958: Armin Hary (FRG)
  • 1962: Claude Piquemal (FRA)
  • 1966: Wiesław Maniak (POL)
  • 1969: Valeriy Borzov (RUS)
  • 1971: Valeriy Borzov (RUS)
  • 1974: Valeriy Borzov (RUS)
  • 1978: Pietro Mennea (ITA)
  • 1982: Frank Emmelmann (GDR)
  • 1986: Linford Christie (GBR)
  • 1990: Linford Christie (GBR)
  • 1994: Linford Christie (GBR)
  • 1998: Darren Campbell (GBR)
  • 2002: Francis Obikwelu (POR)
  • 2006: Francis Obikwelu (POR)
  • 2010: Christophe Lemaitre (FRA)
  • 2012: Christophe Lemaitre (FRA)
Name Archer, John
Alternative names
Short description Athletics (sport) competitor
Date of birth 10 August 1921
Place of birth
Date of death 29 July 1997
Place of death

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