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Harry Porter

Full name: Harry Franklin Porter
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: August 31, 1882 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 27, 1965 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: I-AAC, Queens (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

While at Cornell, Harry Porter was not rated as an outstanding high jumper, where his best performance was to tie for second place at the 1905 IC4A championships. After graduation, Porter joined the Irish-American AC and after winning the 1908 Olympic gold medal he went on to take the AAU title two months later. With a mark of 6-4 (1.93) he topped the world ranking lists in 1909, and in 1911 he tied for first place at the AAU.

Personal Best: HJ – 6-4 (1.93) (1909).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I) C/F/P
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 1.90 6-3
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 1.90 6-3
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics United States Final Round 1.88 metres NP o
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics United States Final Round 1.90 metres NP o
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics United States Final Round 1.97 metres NP xxx
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU/OR 1.90 6-3
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C 1 OR 1.90 6-3
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