Victor d’Arcy

Victor d’Arcy

Vic d’Arcy (left) and Harold Abrahams in 1920

Personal information

30 June 1887
Rotherhithe, London, Great Britain

12 March 1961 (aged 73)
Fish Hoek, Cape Town, South Africa

1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)

63 kg (139 lb)



100 m, 200 m

Polytechnic Harriers, London

Achievements and titles

Personal best(s)
100 yd – 9.8 (1911)
100 m – 10.9 (1911)
200 m – 21.6 (1914)[1][2]

Medal record

Representing  United Kingdom

Olympic Games

1912 Stockholm
4×100 m relay

Victor Henry Augustus “Vic” d’Arcy (30 June 1887 – 12 March 1961) was a British sprint runner who competed at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics.
In 1912 d’Arcy was eliminated in the semifinals of both 100 m and 200 m events. As a third leg in the British 4 × 100 m relay team, he won a gold medal, in spite of finishing second after United States in the semifinal. United States was later disqualified for a fault in passing the baton, the same mistake was made in the final by world record holder and main favourite German team.[1]
At the 1920 Summer Olympics, d’Arcy again reached the semifinals of the 100 m and also ran in the heats of the 200 m. He ran again the third leg in the British 4 × 100 m relay team which finished fourth. After the Games he moved to South Africa, where he lived until his death in 1961.[1]

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Olympic champions in men’s 4×100 metres relay

1912  Jacobs, Macintosh, d’Arcy, Applegarth (GBR)
1920  Paddock, Scholz, Murchison, Kirksey (USA)
1924  Murchison, Clarke, Hussey, LeConey (USA)
1928  Wykoff, Quinn, Borah, Russell (USA)
1932  Kiesel, Toppino, Dyer, Wykoff (USA)
1936  Owens, Metcalfe, Draper, Wykoff (USA)
1948  Ewell, Wright, Dillard, Patton (USA)
1952  Smith, Dillard, Remigino, Stanfield (USA)
1956  Murchison, King, Baker, Morrow (USA)
1960  Cullmann, Hary, Mahlendorf, Lauer (EUA)
1964  Drayton, Ashworth, Stebbins, Hayes (USA)
1968  Greene, Pender, Smith, Hines (USA)
1972  Black, Taylor, Tinker, Hart (USA)
1976  Glance, Jones, Hampton, Riddick (USA)
1980  Muravyov, Sidorov, Aksinin, Prokofyev (URS)
1984  Graddy