Harold Newhart

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarold Guthrie•Newhart
Used nameHarold•Newhart
Born19 July 1903 in Parkersburg, West Virginia (USA)
Died31 March 1977 in Oxford, Ohio (USA)
AffiliationsUS Marine Corps, (USA)
NOC United States


Harold Newhart competed in all seven men’s gymnastics events with the USA team at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. His best individual finish was =37th on the pommeled horse. Newhart attended the US Naval Academy, graduating in 1927. He later became a career Marine Corps officer, eventually reaching the rank of colonel. Newhart was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Harold Newhart
Individual All-Around, Men (Olympic) =47
Team All-Around, Men (Olympic) United States 7
Horse Vault, Men (Olympic) =10
Parallel Bars, Men (Olympic) 57
Horizontal Bar, Men (Olympic) =41
Rings, Men (Olympic) =62
Pommelled Horse, Men (Olympic) =37