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Henry Ashington

Full name: Henry Sherard Osborn Ashington
Gender: Male
Born: September 25, 1891 in Southport, Merseyside, Great Britain
Died: January 31, 1917 in Combles, Somme, France
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

A former pupil of Harrow School, Henry Ashington was an exceptionally versatile athlete who had a solid record at the Oxbridge Sports. After finishing last in the mile in 1911, he won the 880y (1913), 120y hurdles (1912-13), high jump (1914), and the long jump (1912-14), exceeding 23-0 (7.01) in each of the years, and his triple victory in 1913 was then a record for the Sports. Captain Ashington served with the East Yorkshire Regiment during World War One and was wounded whilst serving in Belgium during the advance of July 1916. After recovering from his injuries he was promoted to the rank of captain and returned to the front line. On the last day of January 1917 he was struck by a sniper's bullet and never regained consciousness. He was just 26 at the time of his death.

Personal Bests: 880y – 2:00.2 (1913); 120yH – 16.0e (1913); HJ – 1.72 (5-8) (1914); LJ – 7.16 (23-6½) (1914).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 10
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Great Britain GBR 15

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 10 6.78
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP 6.78
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 3 6.78
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round One 6 6.61
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 3 6.78
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 15 3.02
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP 3.02
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group C 4 3.02
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group C Round One 3 2.95
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group C Round Two 4 2.79
1912 Summer 20 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group C Round Three NP 3.02