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Armin Hary

Full name: Armin Hary
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: March 22, 1937 in Gersweiler, Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany
Affiliations: FSV Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Purely a 100-metre sprinter, Armin Hary won the 1958 European Championships and was ranked third in the world that year. His 1960 Olympic gold medal followed his performance at Zürich's Weltklasse meet in June 1960, when he became the first sprinter to record 10.0 for the 100. He ended 1960 ranked first in the world. But after the Rome Olympics, Hary was suspended by the Deutsche Leichtathletik-Verband (DLV) for padding expense reports, and was suspended to the end of 1961, after which he retired, also due to the effects of a knee injury from a car accident (for which he received 200,000 DM from his insurance company). The background behind his suspension was that he dealt with Adidas and Puma simultaneously, changing his shoes between his gold-medal run and the medal ceremony, which was forbidden at that time. In 1980 Hary was sentenced to 18 months in prison for financial fraud, when, as a real estate trader, he was found to have de-frauded the Catholic Church of around 3.2 million DM, although parts of the decision were later reversed by the highest German Court, the Bundesgerichtshof. In 2000 Armin Hary was selected as Germany's Runner of the Millennium.

Personal Best: 100 – 10.0 (1960).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 1 Gold OR
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Germany Final 1 OR 10.2 10.32 6
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 10.3 10.41
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU/OR 10.2 10.32
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Germany Round One Heat Two 2 QU 10.6 10.74

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Germany GER Final 1 =WR 39.5 39.66 5
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 39.7 39.88
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Three 1 QU/=WR 39.5 39.61
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