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Bill Horr

Full name: Marquis Franklin "Bill" Horr
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: May 2, 1880 in Munnsville, New York, United States
Died: July 1, 1955 in Syracuse, New York, United States
Affiliations: I-AAC, Queens (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Apart from his two medals in the discus events, Bill Horr placed sixth in the hammer, seventh in the shot, and competed in the tug-of-war at the 1908 Olympics. While at Syracuse University, Bill Horr won the IC4A hammer in 1906 and 1907, and later won the 1908 AAU title. Horr also played football at Syracuse and in 1908 made All-America on his way to becoming a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. He later attended Syracuse Law School and practiced as an attorney after a short period as assistant football coach at Syracuse.

Personal Bests: SP – 13.85 (1906); DT – 40.68 (1908); HT – 48.63 (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 27 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War United States USA 5
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 6
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style United States USA 2 Silver
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 6

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 27 London Tug-Of-War United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1908-07-17 Liverpool Police Team-2 1, USA 0

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 6 12.83 42-1
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6 12.83 42-1
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2 12.83 42-1

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 3 39.45 129-5
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 3 39.45 129-5
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 39.44 129-5
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group D 1 39.44 129-5

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 2 37.32 122-5½
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 2 37.32 122-5½
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2 QU 36.68 120-4
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group D 2 36.68 120-4

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Standings 6 46.95 154-0¼
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 6 46.95 154-0¼
1908 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2 46.95 154-0¼
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