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Wilfred Paulin Nichol (29 May 1901 – 8 February 1955) was an English sprinter who competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics. He won a silver medal in the 4×100 m relay, together with Harold Abrahams, Walter Rangeley and Lancelot Royle, but failed to reach the finals of the individual 100 m and 200 m events.[1][3] Nichol placed second-third in the 100 yd and 220 yd events at the Amateur Athletic Association of England (AAA) championships of 1923–24. In the 1923 100 yd final he was second to Eric Liddell, who set a new British record at 9.7 seconds. In 1926 Nichol became the first Honorary Secretary on the formation of Nottinghamshire AAA.[1]

Wilfred Nichol
William Nichol 1923.jpg
Wilfred Nichol in 1923
Personal information
Born29 May 1901
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Died8 February 1955(1955-02-08) (aged 53)
Event(s)100 m, 200 m
ClubHighgate Harriers
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m – 11.0 (1923/24)
200 m – 21.9 (1923)[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Wilfred Nichol Bio, Stats, and Results".
  2. ^ William Peter Nichol.
  3. ^ "Olympics Statistics: William Nichol". Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012.