Henry Pankhurst

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenry John•Pankhurst
Used nameHenry•Pankhurst
Born1884 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England (GBR)
Died9 May 1921 in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England (GBR)
AffiliationsSalford Harriers, Salford (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


A finalist in both sprints at the 1906 AAA Championships, Henry Pankhurst came third in the 100 y and was runner-up to Claude Jupp in the 220 y. He also reached the final of the AAA 220 y in 1910 but, despite winning his heat, was outside the podium places in the final. He was Northern champion at 100 y (1908-09) and 220 y (1908, 1910), having made his championship début at Belle Vue, Manchester in 1905

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.4 (1906/09); 100 – 11.5 (1908); 220y – 22.8 (1906).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Henry Pankhurst
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h12 r1/3
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 h10 r1/3
1,600 metres Medley Relay, Men (Olympic) Great Britain 2 h3 r1/2