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Bevil Rudd

Bevil Gordon D'Urban Rudd was a South African athlete, the 1920 Olympic Champion in the 400 m. Rudd was born in Kimberley. He was the son of Henry Percy Rudd and Mable Mina Blyth; paternal grandson of Charles Rudd, who co-founded the De Beers diamond mining company, and Frances Chiappini; and maternal grandson of Captain Matthew Smith Blyth CMG, chief magistrate of the Transkei, and Elizabeth Cornelia Philpott. During his schooling at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, he excelled both as a student and as an athlete, and he was granted a scholarship for Oxford University. Rudd served in the First World War, and was awarded a Military Cross for bravery. As for his athletic career, 1920 ... more on Wikipedia

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