John Treloar (athlete)

John Treloar (athlete)

John Treloar, AM (19 January 1928 – 23 July 2012) was a track and field athlete, who is considered to have been one of Australia's greatest male sprinters. He was ranked as one of the world's fastest men between 1947 and 1952.

A triple gold medallist at the 1950 British Empire Games, Treloar made the 100m final at the 1952 Summer Olympics finishing sixth – just 0.1 behind the winner – in the closest finish in Olympic history.

In his career, Treloar won a total of six Australian championships at 100 or 220 yards.

Treloar died on 23 July 2012. His son notified the Australian Olympic Committee of his father's death on 23 July; in this notification he stated that "Dad passed away exactly as he ran. Quickly."

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... In 2000, Treloarwas awarded the Australian Sports Medal for "(o)utstanding service as an Olympic athleteand since then as an administrator and event organiser." Treloarwas appointed a ... Following Treloars death, Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Minister for Sport Kate Lundy issued a joint press release which stated that Treloar"will always be remembered as a remarkable trailblazer ... Treloars funeral was later held at his old school, North Sydney Boys High School by request of his family ...

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