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Harry Hebner

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHarry Joseph•Hebner
Used nameHarry•Hebner
Born15 June 1891 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died12 October 1968 in Michigan City, Indiana (USA)
Measurements180 cm
AffiliationsIllinois AC, Chicago (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

From 1910 to 1917, Harry Hebner held all the world backstroke records. He won 35 AAU titles in freestyle and backstroke events, including the 150y backstroke for seven straight years from 1910. Hebner was also a fine water polo player and was a member of the Illinois AC team which won the AAU title seven times between 1914 and 1924. He made a third Olympic appearance in 1920 as a member of the water polo team and was the standard bearer for the U.S. team at the Antwerp opening ceremonies.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1908 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 h1 r2/3 Representing United States    
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic United States 3 Bronze
1912 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic 3 h5 r1/4 Representing United States    
  400 metres Freestyle, Men Olympic DNS
  4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Olympic United States 2 Silver
  100 metres Backstroke, Men Olympic 1 Gold
1920 Summer Olympics Water Polo (Aquatics) Water Polo, Men Olympic United States 6 Representing United States    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1912 Summer Olympics 9 July 1912 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Backstroke, Men Round One, Heat One 1:21.0 1
1912 Summer Olympics 10 July 1912 Swimming (Aquatics) 100 metres Backstroke, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 1:20.8 1
1912 Summer Olympics 12 July 1912 Swimming (Aquatics) 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Men Round One, Heat One 10:26.4 WR 1

Special Notes