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Henry Rebello

Full name: Henry M. Rebello
Gender: Male
Born: November 17, 1928 in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: August 27, 2013 in Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Country: IND India
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Henry Rebello was introduced to athletics at the age of 16 when he became a student at Baldwin Boys' High School in Bangalore. Even as a teenager he was mostly self-trained and relied on training manuals imported from Britain and America to progress as a jumper. Six months before the 1948 Olympics he emerged as a genuine medal prospect by jumping a national record of 15.29 to win the Indian national triple jump title in wet conditions in Lucknow. This combined with more impressive performances on arrival in England led former Olympic champion Harold Abrahams to choose him as one the favourites for the Olympic title. Rebello qualified easily for the Olympic final but his chances ended on his first attempt when he tore a hamstring on the hop phase and had to stretchered away from the landing area. He then joined the Indian Air Force but found he was unable to combine his athletic and military careers and drifted away from track and field. After 30 years’ service he retired in 1980 at the rank of Group Captain and later returned to sport as director of the Sports Authority of India

Personal Best: TJ – 15.29 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics Men's Triple Jump India IND AC r2/2

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics India Final Standings AC r2/2 NM
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics India Final Round AC NM
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics India Final Round Round One NP foul
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics India Final Round Round Two NP pass
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics India Final Round Round Three NP pass
1948 Summer 19 London Athletics India Qualifying Round 5 QU 14.650