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Harry Whittle

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameHarry•Whittle
Used nameHarry•Whittle
Born2 May 1922 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Died11 May 1990 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Measurements183 cm / 78 kg
AffiliationsReading Athletic Club, Reading (GBR)
NOC Great Britain

Biography

Harry Whittle finished fifth in the 1950 British Empire Games 440 yards hurdles as well as in the 1950 British Empire Games long jump. In the 1950 British Empire Games triple jump he finished tenth and in the 1950 British Empire Games 440 yards he was eliminated in the heats. In the British Empire Games he competed for England. He was captain of the British athletics team at the Helsinki Olympic Games.

Personal Bests: 400H – 52.4y (1953); LJ – 7.25 (1947).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Harry Whittle
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r2/3
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) 7
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR Harry Whittle
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 5

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