Charles Gmelin

Charles Henry Stuart Gmelin ( born May 28, 1872 in Krishnanagar, India, † October 12, 1950 in Oxford, Oxfordshire ) was a British athlete who was at the Olympic Games in Athens in 1896 third in the 400 - meter dash ( 55.6 s ) - behind the two Americans Thomas Burke and Herbert Jamison. In the 100 -meter run, he left in the third lead.

Charles Gmelin was born as the son of a Christian missionary in India. He came as compulsory education to England and was educated at the best schools of Oxford. Later, he became director of Freshfields School in Oxford. Gmelin played football and cricket for Oxfordshire.


* In these Olympics no medals were awarded for the third place.