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Harry Porter

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHarry Franklin•Porter
Used nameHarry•Porter
Born31 August 1882 in Bridgeport, Connecticut (USA)
Died27 June 1965 in Hartford, Connecticut (USA)
Measurements189 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsI-AAC, Queens, New York (USA)
NOC United States


While at Cornell, Harry Porter was not rated as an outstanding high jumper, where his best performance was to tie for second place at the 1905 IC4A championships. After graduation, Porter joined the Irish-American AC and after winning the 1908 Olympic gold medal he went on to take the AAU title two months later. With a mark of 6-4 (1.93) he topped the world ranking lists in 1909, and in 1911 he tied for first place at the AAU.

Personal Best: HJ – 6-4 (1.93) (1909).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Harry Porter
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold