Why did Eric Liddell become a missionary?


Ramon Morley   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

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.

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Rufus Rose   |   Member since 2010  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Also asked, how did Eric Liddell impact the world?

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 .


Kurt Mooney   |   Member since 2017  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Similarly one may ask, what did Eric Liddell die from?

Brain tumours .


Morgan Dann   |   Member since 2020  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What was Eric Liddell famous for?

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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Who made a flying start with Chariots of Fire?

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When I run I feel the pleasure of God?

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.


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When did Eric Liddell get married?

March 1934 (Florence Mackenzie)


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Is Eric Liddell still alive?

Deceased (19021945)


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How fast was Eric Liddell?

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.


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What inspired Eric Liddell?

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.


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How do you pronounce Liddell?

Liddell-2. Hyphenation. Lid-dell. LIHD-ehL. -1. l-ih-d-d-eh-l.


Lorraine Glass   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

Where did Eric Liddell die?

Weixian Internment Camp


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What Oscar winning movie was about the life of Eric Liddell?

Chariots of Fire


Owen Keys   |   Member since 2020  |  ✔ Verified

Where was Eric Liddell from?

Tianjin, China


Bob Ingram   |   Member since 2005  |  ✔ Verified

Who were Eric Liddell's parents?

Mary Liddell MotherJames Dunlop Liddell Father


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How many medals did Eric Liddell win?

Results Games Age Medal1924 Summer 22 Bronze1924 Summer 22 Gold


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When was Eric Liddell born?

January 16, 1902


Denny Gonzales   |   Member since 2017  |  ✔ Verified

Where did Eric Liddell go to school?

The University of Edinburgh


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