Eric Liddell

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Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Tianjin, China
Death Date
Feb 21, 1945 (43)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
16, 1902
Birthplace
Tianjin, China
Death Date
Feb 21, 1945 (43)

About

Track and field athlete who won two medals for Great Britain at the 1924 Olympics: gold in the 400 meters, and bronze in the 200 meters.

Before Fame

He went to school at the University of Edinburgh.

Trivia

In addition to track and field, he was an accomplished rugby player who represented Scotland.

Family Life

Though Scottish, he was born in China while his parents were serving missionary duties, and he died in China while serving his own missionary quest.

Associated With

His legacy is portrayed in the famous film "Chariots of Fire," where he is played by Ian Charleson.