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Herman Groman

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHerman Charles•Groman
Used nameHerman•Groman
Born18 August 1882 in Odebolt, Iowa (USA)
Died21 July 1954 in Whitehall, Michigan (USA)
AffiliationsYale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA) / Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


Herman Groman, a Yale grad, represented the Chicago AA at the 1904 Olympics. He was an early leader in the 400 m but faded in the closing stages and eventually lost second place to Frank Waller by less than one meter After Yale, Groman attended Rush Medical College from which he earned his M.D. in 1907. He set up a practice in Hammond, Indiana, but he was also active in community affairs and was on the board of several local businesses.

Personal Bests: 400 – 49.9 (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Herman Groman
200 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze