Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson - Gold Medal Diploma Diploma for the gold medal awarded to Strode-Jackson for his victory in the 1500 metres at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912; and other related papers, photographs and ephemera
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Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson - Gold Medal Diploma Diploma for the gold medal awarded to Strode-Jackson for his victory in the 1500 metres at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912; and other related papers, photographs and ephemera
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Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson - Gold Medal Diploma Diploma for the gold medal awarded to Strode-Jackson for his victory in the 1500 metres at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912; and other related papers, photographs and ephemera STRODE-JACKSON (ARNOLD NUGENT STRODE) Diploma for the gold medal awarded to Strode-Jackson for his victory in the 1500 metres at the Stockholm Olympics in 1912; and other related papers, photographs and ephemera STRODE-JACKSON (ARNOLD NUGENT STRODE)
Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson - Gold Medal Diploma
Diploma for the gold medal awarded to Strode-Jackson for his victory in the 1500 metres at the 1912 Olympics, lithograph on card after a design by Olle Hjortzberg, heightened in gold, with printed title ("V. Olympiaden. Olympiska Spelen i Stovkholm 1912"), and completed in ink: "I Pris i Löpning 1500 meter A.N.S. Jackson, Storbritannien", image 466 x 290mm., overall 561 x 435mm., Stockholm, Centralnyckriet, 1912; together with a group of related photographs, letters and ephemera, including: a large group photograph of the Prince of Wales with members of Vincents Club, Oxford 1913; an album commemorating his uncle Clement Nugent Jackson (athlete and administrator, known as "The Father of Oxford Athletics" and "The Jacker" - his Spy print is labelled "Jacky") containing photographs, copies of caricatures, contemporary newspaper clippings, a Memorial Fund prospectus etc; and 4 folders containing letters (mainly to and from Clement Nugent Jackson and Arnold Strode), further photographs, cuttings and ephemera including 16 unused Stockholm Olympics stamps, after a different design by Olle Hjortzberg, in various languages (quantity)

Footnotes

  • THE GOLD MEDAL DIPLOMA FOR "THE GREATEST RACE EVER RUN". Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson CBE DSO (1891–1972) was an exceptional athlete. He rowed and played football and hockey for Brasenose College, won the mile race for Oxford against Cambridge three times, and became President of the Oxford University Athletic Club. In 1912, while still an undergraduate, he was not selected for the Great Britain team, but nonetheless interrupted a fishing holiday in Norway to travel to the Games in Stockholm and compete as a private entry. The 1500 metres was expected to be won by one of several American favourites, but Strode-Jackson came from behind on the last lap (despite having to run wide when three of the Americans sought to block him by running abreast) and won gold in an Olympic record time of 3:56.8. He remains the youngest ever Olympic 1500m gold medalist.

    During World War I, Strode-Jackson became the youngest ever British Army Brigadier-General, and was amongst the most highly decorated of British officers. Sadly his sporting career ended when he was wounded three times and left permanently lame. He went on to be a member of the Olympic Council and worked in industry in the United States for many years, returning to Oxford to live in the 1960s.

    Provenance: Purchased by the current owner's brother, c.1995, from his brother's close friend, the son and only child of Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson.
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