Edwin 'Slip' Carr


Updated: 2023-04-15

New South Wales


Edwin William "Slip" Carr was a rugby union player who claimed four international rugby caps playing on the wing for Australia. Known for his speed he was nicknamed 'Slippery' which was later shortened to 'Slip'.

In athletics he represented Australia at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games where he was also the Australian Flag-Bearer. His Olympic campaign came following two broken ankles while playing rugby, hence he remained in Europe after the Games and claimed 99 race wins from 102 events against the best sprinters.

He is the father of Edwin Carr Jnr who represented Australia as a sprinter at the 1950 Commonwealth Games and 1952 Olympic Games.

Track ChampionshipsRoad ChampionshipsOff-Road Championships
1921-22 Australian 100 Yards
1921-22 Australian 220 Yards
International CompetitionOlympic GamesCommonwealth Games
1924 Paris
World RecordsAustralian RecordsState Records
* Records set en-route to longer distance.
^ Overseas performances not recognised as records before 1969.
# Best on record for Non-Record Events.


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