Eric Liddell, (born January 16, 1902, Tientsin, China—died February 21, 1945, Weihsien, China), British runner who won a gold medal in the 400-metre run and a bronze in the 200 metres at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.
Did Eric Liddell win the Olympics?
At the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, Liddell refused to run in the heats for his favoured 100 metres because they were held on a Sunday. Instead he competed in the 400 metres held on a weekday, a race that he won.
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Who won the 1924 Olympics?
Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell’s victories in the 100 and 400 metres respectively in the 1924 Olympics are surely the best chronicled athletics performance ever after it they were immortalised in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire.
Did Eric Liddell really say when I run I feel God’s pleasure?
Eric Liddell is being reprimanded by his sister for neglecting his responsibilities before God as he devotes his focus toward competitive running. … Liddell responds, “I believe that God made me for a purpose. But He also made me fast, and when I run, I feel His pleasure .”
Which city has hosted the most Olympics?
Paris will become the second city to do this with the 2024 Summer Olympics, followed by Los Angeles as the third in 2028. The United States has hosted or been awarded a total of eight Olympic Games, more than any other country, followed by France with five and Japan with four editions.
Who was Eric Liddell’s wife?
What happened to Eric Liddell’s wife?
Flo passed away, aged 72 years, on 14th June 1984 at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The three girls produced a documentary in 2012 of their 2008 ‘return’ to China: Our Magic Circle: The Daughters of Eric Liddell Return to China.
Was Eric Liddell in a Japanese internment camp?
‘The flying Scotsman’ Eric Liddell, inspiration for the film Chariots of Fire, died on 21 February 1945 whilst being held prisoner in a Japanese internment camp during World War Two. … He was captured in China in 1943 and died at the Weihsien Internment Camp five months before it was liberated.