Tom Lavery

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Tom Lavery
Tom Lavery 1938.jpg
Lavery at the 1938 British Empire Games
Personal information
Born18 December 1911
Cowdenbeath, Scotland
Died7 February 1987 (aged 75)
Germiston, South Africa
Height189 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb)
Event(s)110 m hurdles
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)14.0 (1938) [1] [2]
Medal record
Representing Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
British Empire Games
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1938 Sydney 120 yd hurdles
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1950 Auckland 120 yd hurdles

Thomas "Tom" Patrick Lavery (18 December 1911 7 February 1987) was a South African sprinter and hurdler. He competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics 110 metre hurdles and 4×100 metre relay, but failed to reach the finals. At the 1938 Empire Games he won the gold medal in the 120 yard hurdles. In the 100 yard event he finished fourth. Twelve years later he won the bronze medal in the 120 yard hurdles at the 1950 Empire Games. [1]

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