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Frank Hussey

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrancis Valentine Joseph "Frank"•Hussey
Used nameFrank•Hussey
Born14 February 1905 in New York, New York (USA)
Died26 December 1974 in Coxsackie, New York (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsStuyvesant High School, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

As an 18-year-old at Stuyvesant High School in New York, Frank Hussey ran 9.6 for 100y but the mark was never ratified as equalling the world record. He later attended Boston College and Columbia. In 1924 he placed fourth at the Final Trials in the 100m, which put him on the relay team that set a world record in the heats, semi-final, and final. Hussey’s only AAU title came in 1925 when he beat the redoubtable Jackson Scholz over 100y, and the following day he ran the opening stage for the New York AC team that won the AAU 4×110y relay with a new world record of 41.4. Frank Hussey worked most of his life as a salesman, but also taught in the New York State Prison System. He spent much of his free time as an official at local track meets.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.7e (1924).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Frank Hussey
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Summer Olympics 12 July 1924 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Round One, Heat Six 41.2 WR 1
1924 Summer Olympics 13 July 1924 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Semi-Finals, Heat One 41.0 WR 1
1924 Summer Olympics 13 July 1924 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Final 41.0 WR 1