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Ira Courtney

Full name: John Ira Courtney
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: April 27, 1889 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: April 15, 1968 in Fontana, California, United States
Affiliations: Seattle Athletic Club, Seattle (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

In 1909, Ira Courtney finished third in the AAU 100 and fourth in the 200, and was also runner-up in the AAU Junior 100. At the 1912 Olympics, he also competed in the baseball demonstration event. Courtney attended high school in Washington state, and then Philips Exeter Academy for prep school, before going to the University of Washington. He then went to law school at USC. After graduation he practiced law mostly, although for a few years he was a partner in an engineering firm. Later in his life, he practiced law with his son, but in 1968 there was an explosion in their building and Ira Courtney was severely injured. He died two months later from injuries sustained in the explosion.

Personal Bests: 100y 9.8 (1911); 100 – 10.8 (1912); 200 – 21.8 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 2 h1 r2/3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 3 h1 r2/3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay United States USA AC h1 r2/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 11.2

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 22.7

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat One AC DQ [42.2]
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR/walkover 43.7
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