Abraham Brothers

(20th century)
   British athletes. Three brothers of the Abrahams family played a prominent part in British athletics, while distinguishing themselves in professional careers.
   Sir Adolphe (1883–1967), a doctor, occupied important medical posts. He was sculling champion at Cambridge (1904–5) and physician to the British Olympic teams 1912–48. He was president of the British Association of Sports and Medicine, and the author of a number of books in these fields. Sir Sidney (1885–1957) studied law and entered the Colonial Service, and served as chief justice for Uganda, Tanganyika and Ceylon in the 1930s. As a student at Cambridge, he was long-jump and 100–yard-sprint champion, and represented Britain in the 1908 and 1912. Olympic Games.
   Harold Maurice (1899–1978) studied law and became a senior civil servant, notably as assistant secretary at the Ministry of Town Planning. A brilliant athlete, he set a British long-jump record in 1924 which lasted for thirty years. At the Olympic Games in the same year, he won the gold medal in the 100–yard sprint - the first European to do so. Having injured a leg, he retired from active participation but captained the British Olympic team in 1928. Later he became president of the British Amateur Athletics Board. He was the author of several books on athletics.

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