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Henry George

Full name: Henry George
Gender: Male
Born: February 18, 1891 in Charleroi, Hainaut, Belgium
Died: January 6, 1976 in Uccle, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
Country: BEL Belgium
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Henry George participated in World War I as a carbine cyclist in the Russian campaign. At the end of the war he was severely wounded in Belgium, and was awarded one of the highest military awards. At the 1920 Olympics in Antwerpen George won the 50 km track race, which had a dramatic finish when leader [Thomas Harvey] collided with George 200 metres from the line. In 1919 George was third in the Belgian road championships and he was runner-up in 1921.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Cycling Men's 50 kilometres Belgium BEL 1 Gold

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer 29 Antwerpen Cycling Belgium Final Standings 1 1-16:43.2
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