John Derek Wrighton ( born March 10, 1933) is a former British athlete. At a height of 1.88 m his competition weight was 80 kg.
In July 1958, held in Cardiff, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games. John Wrighton took over 440 yards in the final fifth place. with the British 4 x 440 yards relay team, he won silver behind the squadron from South Africa.
A month later found in Stockholm, the European Championships in 1958 instead. In the 400 - meter race, John Wrighton won with a new British record of 46.3 s before John Salisbury ( 46.5 s ), which had become in Cardiff Fourth yards on the track. The British 4 x 400 - meter relay in the occupation of Edward Sampson, John MacIsaac, John Wrighton and John Salisbury won in 3:07,9 min before the squadrons of the Federal Republic of Germany and Sweden.
At the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 Wrighton difference of more than 400 meters in the quarterfinals. The British squadron occupied by 3:08,3 min fifth place in the final.