Wilfred Waters

Wilfred Waters (4 January 1923 – 2006), or sometimes referred to as Wilfrid Waters,[2][3] was a British racing cyclist, one of the top British riders in the 1940s. A member of the South London RC, he competed at many national track events including the Grand Prix of the City of Manchester, where he rode against Reg Harris amongst others. There he also paired up with R Waters to finish third in the madison. Based on his successes, Waters was selected to compete at the 1948 Summer Olympics.

Wilfred Waters
Personal information
Full nameWilfred Waters
Born(1923-01-04)4 January 1923
Wandsworth, Surrey, England
Died2006 (aged 83)
Surrey, England
Team information
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Amateur team
South London RC[1]1947–1950

Waters won the bronze medal as a member of the British team pursuit squad at the 1948 Summer Olympics. Other team pursuit squad members were Robert Geldard, Tommy Godwin and David Ricketts.[4]

In 1950, Waters became the 880 yards Scottish Grass Track Champion.[5]

Waters died in early 2006 at the age of 83 in Surrey, England.[6]

PalmarèsEdit

1948
3rd Team pursuit, 1948 Summer Olympics
1950
1st 880 yards, Scottish National Grass Track Championships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A History of Manchester Wheelers' Club 1883 - 1983 : Chapter 4" (PDF).
  2. ^ The Summer Games of 1948 in London - Results for Cycling Track
  3. ^ Wilfrid Waters in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
  4. ^ "Wilfred Waters - Olympic Record". British Olympic Association.
  5. ^ "National Track Championships and Records". Scottish Cycling Union.
  6. ^ Wilfrid Waters in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007

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