Derek Pugh
Personal information
Nationality England
Born8 February 1926
Tooting, London
Died2 May 2008

Derek Charles Pugh (8 February 1926 – 2 May 2008) was a British track and field athlete who competed in sprinting events.

Athletics career

He represented Great Britain at the 1948 Summer Olympics. He was born in Tooting in London.[1]

Outside Olympic competition, he represented England and won a silver medal in the 4 x 400 relay at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand.[2][3] He was a double champion for Great Britain at the 1950 European Athletics Championships, winning the 400 metres title and the 4×400 metres relay gold medal. He had previously won individual bronze and a relay silver at the 1946 European Athletics Championships. He also won a bronze medal in the relay with England at the 1950 British Empire Games.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  United Kingdom
1948 Olympics London, United Kingdom 5th, Heat 4, Round 2 400 m 48.8


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Derek Pugh". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 9 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  3. ^ "1950 Athletes". Team England.