Harry Edward

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameVincent Franz Harry•Edward
Used nameHarry•Edward
Born15 April 1898 in Berlin, Berlin (GER)
Died8 July 1973 in Augsburg, Bayern (GER)
AffiliationsPolytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain
Nationality Guyana
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2


Winner of the 100 y and 220 y at the AAA Championships three times (1920-22), Harry Edward made it a triple victory in 1922 by also winning the 440 y. In 1919 and 1921 he was also a member of the winning team in the medley relay. At the 1920 Olympics, Harry Edward won bronze medals in both sprints but was forced to withdraw from the 4×100 relay after sustaining a muscle injury in the 200. As a 16-year-old student in Germany, he ran 21.7 for 200 in Berlin in 1914 but on the outbreak of World War I he was interned for the duration after which he spent four years in England during which he dominated the domestic sprint scene. On moving to New York, he built a successful career in public relations and was on the staff of the United Nations.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.9 (1919); 100 – 10.8 (1920); 220y – 21.6 (1920); 440 y – 49.6 (1922).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR GUY Harry Edward
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze