Harry Nelson

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameWilliam Harold "Harry"•Nelson
Used nameHarry•Nelson
Born26 April 1923 in Dunedin (NZL)
Died1 July 2011 in Nelson (NZL)
Measurements176 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsOtago
NOC New Zealand

Biography

Harry Nelson had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1950 British Empire Games 6 miles, 2nd in the 1950 British Empire Games 3 miles.

Personal Bests: 3 miles – 14:19.6 (1948); 5000 – unknown; 6 miles – 30:29.6 (1950); 10000 – unknown.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Athletics NZL Harry Nelson
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h1 r1/2
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) TNK

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1948 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony NZL Harry Nelson

Special Notes