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Harry Ryan

Full name: Harry Edgar Ryan
Gender: Male
Born: November 21, 1893 in St. Pancras, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: April 14, 1961 in Ealing, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Polytechnic Cycling Club, Westminster (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Harry Ryan who was born “over the shop” of the family business in the Euston Road enjoyed a top-class cycling career which began in 1913 with a runner-up placement in the World Amateur Sprint Championship and lasted a full decade. With his teammate from the Polytechnic CC, Thomas Lance, Ryan steered the British pairing to victory in the tandem event at the 1920 Olympics and also won a bronze medal in the 1,000 metre match sprint. Ryan won four NCU individual championships before the Antwerp Olympics and after the Games he won the 1921 and 1922 tandem title with Thomas Harvey of Catford CC as his partner. After he retired, Harry Ryan developed the well-known family machine tool business of Buck & Ryan into a highly successful concern and became a prominent official in the cycling world, attending most of the major meetings at home and on the Continent.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Sprint Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M 2cST
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Final Round Match 1/2 3 3 lengths behind
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 12.6
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Round Two Heat Eight 1 QU 12.8
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain Round One Heat Five 1 QU 13.2

Men's Tandem Sprint, 2,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank 2cST RT
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Final Round Match 1/2 1 OR 11.2 2:49.2
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/OR 11.6 1:37.6
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Cycling Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU/OR 12.0 1:20.6