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Emmanuel McDonald Bailey (8 December 1920 – 4 December 2013)[1] was a British and Trinidadian athlete, who was born in Williamsville, Trinidad. Bailey won a bronze medal in the 1946 Central American and Caribbean Games. He competed for Great Britain in the men's 100 metres at the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London, where he finished sixth and last in the final, and the 1952 Summer Olympics held in Helsinki where he won the bronze medal.[2]

Olympic medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  United Kingdom
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki 100 metres

He jointly held the 100 m world record at 10.2 seconds between 1951 and 1956 and won the sprint double seven times at the AAA Championships. In the 1948/9 season he worked on fitness and speed with Queen's Park Rangers F.C. Who won their first ever promotion that season. From Football League 3rd Division South to Football League 2nd Division.

In 1953 he joined Rugby League side Leigh, but only played one game for them.[3]

in 1977 Bailey was awarded Trinidad and Tobago's Chaconia Medal (Gold).


  1. ^ McDonald Bailey's profile at Sports
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  3. ^ Miller, David (2000-12-12). "Bailey stop-watch ticks on". Telegraph Media Group ( website). Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-08-08. Bailey briefly became a rugby league professional with Leigh, at the suggestion of Eddie Waring, but muscle tears resulted in his playing only one game, against Wigan