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Fred Kelly

Born: Sep 12, 1891

Death: May 7, 1974

Birthplace: Orange

Nationality: United States

Fred Kelly

Date of Birth : Sep 12, 1891
Date of Death : May 7, 1974
Birth Place : Orange

Frederick Warren "Fred" Kelly was an American athlete, winner of 110 m hurdles at the 1912 Summer Olympics. Born in Orange, California, Fred Kelly attended Orange High School and was a freshman at University of Southern California, when he was selected to US 1912 Olympic team. At Stockholm, Kelly won his preliminary heats easily and qualified to the final with four more Americans and one representative from Great Britain. From the start, the five Americans ran even until the eighth hurdle, where Kelly and James Wendell spun ahead to decide the winner. Kelly managed to get in front the instant before the tape was broken, to win by 0.1 seconds. He also competed for USA in exhibition baseball tournament in Stockholm. Kelly was the AAU Champion in 120 yd hurdles in 1913 and finished second in 1916 and 1919. Kelly also finished first at the 1915 AAU Championships, but was disqualified for knocking down four hurdles. He served as the first President of the SoCal Olympians and Paralympians, beginning on March 19, 1949. Fred Kelly died in Medford, Oregon, aged 82.

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