Eric Liddell

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Eric Liddell
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Eric Liddell at the Breetish Empire versus Unitit States o Americae (Relays) meet held at Stamford Bridge, Lunnon on Sat 19 Julie 1924.[1]
Personal information
Full nameEric Henry Liddell
NationalityScots
Born16 Januar 1902(1902-01-16)
Tianjin (Tientsin), Qing Empire (Cheenae)
Dee'd21 Februar 1945(1945-02-21) (aged 43)
Weihsien Internment Camp, Cheenae
Hicht5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[2]
Wecht150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)[2]
Sport
KintraScotland, Breetain
SportAthletics & Rugby Union (7 tests)
Event(s)100m, 200m, 400m
ClubEdinburgh Varsity
TeamScottish International
Achievements an teetles
Olympic feenals1924
Eric Liddell
Rugby union career
Playin career
PoseetionWeeng-threequarter
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team    
Naitional team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (pynts)
1922-23 Scotland 7 (12)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese埃里克·利德爾
Simplified Chinese埃里克·利德尔

Eric Henry Liddell (16 Januar 1902 – 21 Februar 1945) wis a Scots athlete, rugby union internaitional player, an missionary.

Liddell wis the winner o the men's 400 metres at the 1924 Simmer Olympics in Paris. Liddell's Olympic trainin an racin, an the releegious convictions that influenced him, are depictit in the Oscar-winnin 1981 film Chariots of Fire, in which he is portrayed bi fellae Scot Ian Charleson.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. John W Keddie, "Running the Race - Eric Liddell, Olympic Champion and Missionary" book.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Eric Liddell". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 8 July 2017.