Hank Russell

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted 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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Hank Russell
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h2 r3/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold