Edwin Carr Jr.
Edwin Carr Jr. (athletics) won two gold medals at the Auckland 1950 British Empire Games in the 440-yards and as part of Australia’s 4×440-yard relay team. Carr went on to represent Australia at the Helsinki 1952 Olympics in the 200m, 400m and relay teams. In addition to his athletic career, Carr was also a surgeon. After the Helsinki Olympics, he completed his studies in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney. He was visiting honorary surgeon at Blacktown Hospital from 1965 to 1984 and was a military surgeon at Ingleburn Army Camp in Sydney. In 1970, he did a tour of duty in the Vietnam War as a surgeon at the Australian field hospital in Vung Tàu. In 2000, a portrait of him was hung in the Archibald Prize painted by Ann Morton. His father Edwin ‘Slip’ Carr was Australia’s flagbearer at Paris 1924 Olympics prior to competing in the semi-finals in the 100-yard and 200-yard events. Edwin Carr Jr. passed away in Cowra on 25 March 2018, aged 89.
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