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Ira Davenport

Full name: Ira Nelson Davenport
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: October 8, 1887 in Winfield, Kansas, United States
Died: July 17, 1941 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Before turning to the two-lap event, Ira Davenport ran 48.8 for 440y in 1910 which was the fastest time recorded in the world that year Having graduated from the University of Chicago, he ran the 800 m at the 1912 Olympics and, using his basic speed to good effect, closed rapidly on the leaders in the finals stages and failed to take the gold medal by less than one meter. While at Chicago, Davenport played football from 1909 to 1911 and later became a football coach at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. He spent most of his life as the general manager of the Dubuque Boat and Boiler Works.

Davenport also competed in the 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.

Personal Bests: 440y – 48.5 (1912); 800 – 1:52.0 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 2 h5 r2/3
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Five 2
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Twelve 2 QU

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 3 1:52.0
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 1:55.9
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:59.0
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