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Henry Petersen

Full name: Henry Petersen
Gender: Male
Born: October 1, 1900 in Ring, Horsens, Midtjylland, Denmark
Died: September 24, 1949 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: KIF, København (DEN)
Country: DEN Denmark
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After his silver medal in Antwerpen in 1920, Henry Petersen again took part at the 1924 Paris Olympics, finishing only fourth although he jumped 20 cm higher. Shortly before the 1928 Games, Petersen had to give up his career after acquiring tuberculosis. At home he was Danish Champion in 1920-21, 1923, and 1925-27. He also bettered the Danish record in the pole vault eight times from 3.69 in 1919 to 4.03 in 1925. He was also a three-time champion in the sprint relay (1919-20, 1922). In addition to athletics, Petersen competed in gymnastics and was a five-time Danish team champion between 1921 and 1927. He was an engineer by profession.

Personal Best\: PV – 4.038 (1925).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Pole Vault Denmark DEN 2 Silver
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's Pole Vault Denmark DEN 4

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Athletics Denmark Final Standings 2 3.70
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Athletics Denmark Final Round 2 3.70
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Athletics Denmark Qualifying Round NP QU 3.60
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Denmark Final Standings 4 3.90
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Denmark Final Round 4 3.90
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Denmark Qualifying Round 1T QU 3.66
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Denmark Qualifying Round Group B 1T 3.66
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