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. He returned to China in 1925 to serve as a missionary teacher.
In the 400 meter race, Eric beat the runner-up by an amazing fifteen meters! He won the Olympic gold and the world record for the race. Later, although he was now a famous celebrity, Eric decided to return to his family who had moved back to China. There he became a missionary to the Chinese people.
Additionally, when did Eric Liddell die? February 21, 1945 .
Brain tumours .
In the camp, Liddell was affectionately known as "Uncle Eric " because he spent most of his time teaching children, organising sports and helping others. Because he was born in China, some people regard him as the first Chinese Olympic gold medallist.
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Eric Liddell Quotes. In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is a glory to be found if one has done his best. God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
March 1934 (Florence Mackenzie)
Liddell, the Edinburgh University sprinter, won the 400 metres final in the world's record time of 47 3.5sec., after what was perhaps the greatest quarter-mile race ever run.
Liddell's Olympic training and racing, and the religious convictions that influenced him, are depicted in the Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire, in which he is portrayed by fellow Scot Ian Charleson.
Liddell-2. Hyphenation. Lid-dell. LIHD-ehL. -1. l-ih-d-d-eh-l.
Weixian Internment Camp
Chariots of Fire
Mary Liddell MotherJames Dunlop Liddell Father
Results Games Age Medal1924 Summer 22 Bronze1924 Summer 22 Gold
January 16, 1902
The University of Edinburgh
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