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Barney Berlinger

Full name: Bernard Ernst "Barney" Berlinger
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 201 lbs (91 kg)
Born: March 13, 1908 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 2, 2002 in Carversville, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Penn Quakers, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Barney Berlinger entered the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 1927, he played varsity football in his freshman year, but then decided to quit all other sports in favor of track, focusing on the decathlon with the goal of winning a gold medal in the Olympics. Berlinger won the Penn Relays decathlon from 1929-31, and was AAU decathlon champion in 1933 and pentathlon champion in 1930. In 1931 he was awarded the Sullivan Award. Competing for the University of Pennsylvania, he captained the track team his senior year, and then attended the Wharton (Business) School. His career was with the Quaker City Gear Works in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, and he eventually retired as President of that company.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.88 (6-2) (1930); PV – 4.17i (13-8¼i) (1931); SP – 15.15 (49-8½) (1931); Dec – 6446 (1933).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 17

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912BT) P(1985T) T D H
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Standings 17 6,619.375 5.499
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States 100 metres 7T 762.0 683 11.6
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Twelve 2 762.0 683 11.6
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Long jump 30 600.65 580 5.97
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Shot put 4 771 670 13.05
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States High jump 6T 748 585 1.75
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States 400 metres 26T 699.20 546 56.2
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 19 791 579 17.2
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Discus throw 21 517.40 514 32.51
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Pole vault 2T 811 509 3.60
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Javelin throw 9 649.925 563 48.27
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States 1,500 metres 25 269.2 270 5:58.6