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Harry Fry

Full name: Harry Brittain Fry
Gender: Male
Born: September 13, 1905 in Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Died: 1985 in Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Leander Boat Club, Hamilton (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Rowing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

A member of Hamilton, Ontario’s Leander Boat Club, Harry Fry’s first major international tournament was the 1930 British Empire Games, where he won a bronze medal in the coxed eights alongside Don Boal, Earl Eastwood, Les MacDonald, Al Taylor, Bill Thoburn, and the non-Olympians Joseph Bowkes, William Moore, and Joseph Zabinsky. He was equally successful at the 1932 Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in the eights (with Boal, Eastwood, MacDonald, Taylor, Thoburn, Joe Harris, Cedric Liddell, and Stanley Stanyar), finishing only 0.4 seconds ahead of the British crew in the final. Four years later he was again a member of the Leander eights that qualified to represent Canada at the Olympics; in 1936 he was eliminated in the opening round of the eights alongside Harris, Liddell, MacDonald, Jack Cunningham, Charles Matteson, Grey McLeish, Sandy Saunders, and Ben Sharpe. He was also a member of the Leander crews that won Canada’s Henley Royal Regatta every year from 1932 through 1936. He retired from active competition after his second Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Rowing Men's Coxed Eights Canada CAN 2 h3 r2/3

Men's Coxed Eights

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit T
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Final 6:40.4
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Repêchage Heat Two 7:03.2
1932 Summer 26 Los Angeles Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:33.2
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Rowing Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Three 6:33.8
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Rowing Canada CAN Round One Heat Two 6:14.3