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John Andrew Savidge (18 December 1924 – 26 December 1979) was a British track and field athlete who specialised in the shot put.

John Savidge
Personal information
Nationality England
Born18 December 1924
Died26 December 1979 (aged 55)

Athletics careerEdit

He competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1] and finished in sixth place. He was born in Nottingham.

Savidge represented England at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and won the shot put title with a games record mark of 16.77 m (55 ft 0 in). He was England's first ever champion in the event.[2] He also competed at the European Athletics Championships for Great Britain in 1950 and 1954.[3][4]

He won the shot put at the AAA Championships for three consecutive years (1952–54).[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "John Savidge". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 December 2012. Retrieved 10 May 2012. Invalid |url-status=yes (help)
  2. ^ Commonwealth Games medalists - Men. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-01-25.
  3. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  4. ^ "1954 Athletes". Team England.
  5. ^ BRITISH ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 1945-1959. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-01-25.