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Walter Henderson

Full name: Walter Edward Bonhôte Henderson
Gender: Male
Born: June 21, 1880 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Great Britain
Died: September 2, 1944 in Chelsea, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: L.A.C., London (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Walter Henderson represented Oxford vs. Cambridge in the high jump (1900-03), shot put (1901-03), and hammer (1901-02) and in 1900 he won the high jump. He first placed in the AAAs in 1900, when he shared second place in the high jump, and 23 years later he placed second in the discus. This performance earned him selection for the match against France when, although past his 43rd birthday, he placed third as the leading Briton. Even this did mark the end of his extraordinarily lengthy career as he placed third in the hammer at the 1924 English AAA Championship. In 1912 he set a UK record for the discus and although he won the 1920 Olympic Trials he was not selected for a third Olympics. His death was prematurely announced in The Times on 14 October 1943.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.77 (5-9¾) (1900); SP – 10.62 (34-10¼) (1902); DT – 39.13 (128-4½) (1912); HT – 40.33 (132-4) (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Standing High Jump Great Britain GBR 8T
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Standing Long Jump Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style Great Britain GBR AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle Great Britain GBR AC
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Men's Discus Throw Great Britain GBR 32

Men's Standing High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 8T 1.42 4-8
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round NP 1.42 4-8
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 3T 1.42 4-8

Men's Standing Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A AC
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 32 33.61
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 32 33.61
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group E 7 33.61
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group E Round One NP foul
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group E Round Two 6 33.61
1912 Summer 31 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group E Round Three NP foul

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A AC

Men's Javelin Throw, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group A AC