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Harry Askew

Full name: Henry Edward "Harry" Askew
Gender: Male
Born: December 31, 1917 in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, Great Britain
Died: October 31, 1986 in Chichester, West Sussex, Great Britain
Affiliations: Jersey Athletics Club / Achilles
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After winning the long jump at the 1937 Oxbridge Sports, Harold Askew placed third in 1938 and second in 1939. In 1939 he also won the UAU title, placed second at the AAA Championships, and was the winner of the Oxford/Cambridge vs. Harvard/Yale meet with 23-10½ (7.28), all four of his jumps being over 23-0 (7.01). The major part of his international career came after World War II and in 1949, after an interval of 10 years, he improved his personal best by half-an-inch. After placing third in three post-war AAA Championships (1946-47, 49), he won the title in 1950.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.29 (23-11) (1949).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 9

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Final Round 9 6.935
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 6 QC 7,140
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A 4 7.140
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round One 4 7.140
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 4 6.810
1948 Summer 30 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP 7.070