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Pat Flynn

Full name: Patrick J. "Pat" Flynn
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: December 17, 1894 in Bandon, Cork, Ireland
Died: January 5, 1969 in Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States
Affiliations: Paulist AC, ? (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After emigrating from Ireland, Pat Flynn was considered no more than an average distance runner until his coach at the Paulist AC persuaded him to try the steeplechase. Shortly thereafter, he finished second to Mike Devaney in the 1919 AAU steeplechase. In his first attempt over the Olympic distance of 3,000 m, Flynn won the 1920 AAU title with a new U.S. record of 9:58.2. At the Antwerp Olympics, Flynn won his heat comfortably but fell at the water jump in the final and eventually finished some 100 meters behind the winner, Percy Hodge (GBR). Considering Hodge's winning time was 10:00.4, there is little doubt that Flynn would have been in contention for the gold medal had he not fallen.

Personal Best: 3000S – 9:58.2 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase United States USA 2 Silver
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Individual United States USA 9
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Cross-Country, Team United States USA 4

Men's 3,000 metres Steeplechase

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 2 10:21.1est 100 m. bh1
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 10:36.0

Men's Cross-Country, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 9 28:12.0

Men's Cross-Country, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP ST
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final Standings 4 36 9 28:12.0
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