Full name: Henry Petersen
Born: October 1, 1900 in Ring, Horsens, Midtjylland, Denmark
Died: September 24, 1949 in Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Affiliations: KIF, København (DEN)
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|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|