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Eric Henry Liddell
b. January 16, 1902 – d. February 21, 1945 • Missionary
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Liddell, Eric
Liddell, Eric(1902–45). Scottish track and field athlete Eric Liddell was a deeply religious man who withdrew from his best event at the 1924 Olympics because the heats took place on a Sunday. He went on to win medals in two other competitions.Liddell was born to Christian missionaries on Jan. 16,
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Liddell, Eric Henry
LIDDELL, ERIC HENRY (1902–1945)Scottish athlete and missionaryBorn in China of missionary parents, Liddell went to school in England and later graduated in science from Edinburgh University. He excelled in sports, representing Scotland on the international rugby field. At the 1924 Paris Olympics, having