David Hemery

Great Britain

Track and Field (400 Meter Hurdles)

B: July 18, 1944

1968 Olympic 400 Meter Hurdles Champion

Hemery's crowning achievement was his gold medal and world record over 400 meter hurdles in Mexico City with a time of 48.13 seconds. He collected a bronze in the same event in 1972 as well as a 4x400 meter relay silver that same year. Hemery had first come to fame with a win in the 120 yard hurdles at the 1966 Commonwealth Games, he captured the title at 110 meters four years later in Kingston. Hemery won the silver medal in the 110 meter hurdles at the 1969 European Championships. Hemery was world ranked in the 400 meter hurdles just twice, first in 1968 and third in 1972. Hemery also ranked twice at the 110 meter hurdles, 8th in 1969 and 5th in 1970. In 1969 he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire. In 1998, he was elected as the first president of UK Athletics.


SUPERSTARS RECORD
EVENT

PLACE

POINTS

MONEY

EVENT WINS
1973 British Final

1

36

£4,000

Swimming, Gym Test, Cycling, 600 Meter Steeplechase
1974 UK Final

2

41 5/6

£2,500

Gym Test
1975 European Heat 1

2

51 1/2

£1,500

Rowing, Gym Test, Weight Lifting, Cycling
1975 European Final

2

39

£3,000

None
1976 Preliminary 1

3

28

$4,050

Bike Race
1976 Final

11

11

$3,300

None
1976 UK Final

1

55 1/2

£2,500

Kayaking, Shooting, Swimming, Cycling, Gym Test
1976 European Heat 4
3
36 1/3
$2,000
100 Meter Dash
1981 U.K. Challenge of the Champions
4
34
N/A
Swimming, 100 Meter Dash
TOTALS  

255 1/6

£13,500
+$9,350

17


PERSONAL BESTS
Swimming - 50 Meters
31.0
1976 European Heat 4
Swimming - 66 2/3 Yards

42.0

1976 UK Final
Swimming - 100 Meters
1:17.34
1976 Preliminary 1
Tennis

3rd

1975 European Heat 1
1975 European Final
Table Tennis
7th
1976 European Heat 4
Weight Lifting - Clean & Jerk

92.5

1975 European Final
1976 UK Final
Weight Lifting
200
1976 Preliminary 1
Gym Test - Standing Vertical Jump

32"

1974 UK Final
Gym Test - Medicine Ball Throw

9.32

1975 European Heat 1
Gym Test - Parallel Bar Dips

44

1976 European Heat 4
1981 U.K. Challenge of the Champions
Gym Test - Squat Thrusts
78
1975 European Final
Gym Test - Dips + Thrusts
107
1981 U.K. Challenge of the Champions
Soccer Penalties (out of 5)

2

1974 UK Final
Soccer Test
1 - 1:18.2
1976 UK Final
Shooting - Pistol @ 5 targets
58
1974 UK Final
Shooting (out of 50)
49
1976 UK Final
Crossbow
40
1981 U.K. Challenge of the Champions
Rowing - 100 Yards
42.39
1976 Final
Rowing - 150 Meters
50.0
1975 European Heat 1
Kayaking - 125 Meters
34.6
1981 U.K. Challenge of the Champions
Bowling
147
1976 Final
Cycling - 400 Meter Time Trial

38.3

1974 UK Final
Cycling - 500 Meters
45.1
1976 European Heat 4
Cycling - 800 Meters

1:06.43

1975 European Final
Bike Race - 1/2 Mile
1:11.70
1976 Final
Bike Race - Mile
2:29.46
1976 Final
100 Meter Dash
11.2
1975 European Final
600 Meter Steeplechase

1:40.4

1975 European Final
Obstacle Course
25.72
1976 Preliminary 1
Points Scored (8 of 10 events)

55 1/2

1976 UK Final
Points Scored

28

1976 Preliminary 1


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