Athletics Australia is saddened to hear of the passing of John Treloar (NSW).
A fantastic character within track and field circles on and off the arena, John is perhaps best known for his sixth place in the men’s 100m final at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki (FIN).
John first competed for Australia at the 1948 Olympic Games in London (GBR), advancing to the semi-final in the 100m and 200m and joining his 4x100m relay teammates to clock 41.50 seconds.
Two years later at the Commonwealth Games in Auckland (NZL), John became the Empire Champion for the 100 yards, 220 yards and the 4x100 yards relay. He clocked 9.70 in the 100 yards, and 21.50 in the 220 yards.
Domestically, John won six national titles across 100 and 220 yards, as well as three silver medals in events of the same distance.
Once retired, John turned his attention to athletics administration. He is a former president of Athletics NSW and has since been inducted as a life member of the organisation.
He was chair of the local organising committee charged with marking the centenary of Athletics NSW and was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to athletics and the Olympic movement.
John Treloar was 84.
Athletics Australia extends our most sincere condolences to John’s family.
John’s funeral will be held at the North Sydney Boys School at 10:00am on Wednesday, August 1, followed by a wake at the NSW Golf Club.
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