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Hank Russell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHenry Argue "Hank"•Russell
Used nameHank•Russell
Born15 December 1904 in Buffalo, New York (USA)
Died9 November 1986 in West Chester, Pennsylvania (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 77 kg
AffiliationsCornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA)
NOC(s) United States


While at Cornell, Honey Russell won three IC4A sprint titles and in 1926 he had a double victory in the Princeton/ Cornell vs. Oxford/Camb ridge match. Although he was generally considered to be at his best over the longer sprint, he placed third in the 100m at the 1928 Final Trials. In Amsterdam, Russell was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100m, but he ran a fine anchor leg in the relay to give the U.S. a narrow victory over the German quartet.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.7e (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics 100 metres, Men Olympic 4 h2 r3/4 Representing United States    
  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
1928 Summer Olympics 5 August 1928 Athletics 4 × 100 metres Relay, Men Final 41.0 WR 1