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Lee Orr

Full name: Lee Pearce Orr
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: April 12, 1917 in [unknown], Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: July 23, 2009 in Monroe, Washington, United States
Affiliations: Washington State Cougars, Pullman (USA)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Lee Orr was born in Canada but his family moved to Monroe, Washington when he was a small child. He starred in track, football, and tennis at Monroe Union High School and then attended Washington State Univ., where he played freshman football and sprinted on the track team, winning eight Pacific Coast Northern Division titles. At the 1938 British Empire Games Orr anchored the gold-medal winning 4×440 yards team (with Johnny Loaring, Bill Fritz, and the non-Olympian Bill Dale), and competed in the open 440 yards, losing out in the heats. After the Berlin Olympics, he returned to Germany as a member of the US Army during World War II. Orr settled in the Midwestern US where he worked for the Hormel Meat Company for 40 years before retiring and returning to Monroe.

Personal Bests: 100 - 10.5 (1936); 200 - 21.2 (1939).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Men's 100 metres Canada CAN 3 h10r1/4
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Men's 200 metres Canada CAN 5
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Canada CAN 5

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Canada Round One Heat Ten 3 10.6

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) L T(A)
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Canada Final 5 21.6 6
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 21.3w
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Canada Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 QU 21.2 21,37
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Canada Round One Heat Three 2 QU 21.6

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(H) L
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Canada CAN Final 5 42.7 6
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Athletics Canada CAN Round One Heat Three 2 QU 41.5