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John Salisbury (athlete)

John Edward Salisbury (born 26 January 1934 in Birmingham) is a British former athlete who mainly competed in the 400 metres.[1][2]

John Salisbury
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Great Britain
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1956 Melbourne 4 × 400 metres relay
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1958 Stockholm 400 metres
Gold medal – first place 1958 Stockholm 4 × 400 metres relay

Salisbury competed for Great Britain at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne where he won the bronze medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay[1] with his team mates Peter Higgins, Michael Wheeler and Derek Johnson.

At the 1958 European Athletics Championships in Stockholm, Salisbury won the silver medal after completing the 400 metres in 46.5 seconds, as well as a gold medal in the 4 × 400 metres relay having recorded a time of 3 minutes 7.9 seconds.[3] In the same year he competed at the Commonwealth Games in Cardiff and won silver in the 4 × 440 yards relay with team members Derek Johnson, Edward Sampson, and John Wrighton. They recorded a time of 3 minutes 9.6 seconds.[4]


  1. ^ a b "John Edward Salisbury". British Olympic Association. Archived from the original on 2010-02-03. Retrieved 21 January 2010.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "John Salisbury". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-06-27.
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