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Larry Shields

Full name: Marion Lawrence "Larry" Shields
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: March 5, 1895 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 19, 1976 in Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: Meadowbrook Club, Philadelphia (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Larry Shields of Penn State won the IC4A mile in 1920 and 1922 and, in addition to his bronze medal in the Olympic 1,500 m, was a non-scoring member of the U.S. team that won the 3,000 m team race in Antwerp. In 1923 he began a 37-year-long career at Phillips Andover Academy as a biology teacher, coach, alumni director and member of the Board of Trustees. Shields took part in both World Wars rising to the rank of Commodore at the end of the war in the Pacific.

Personal Bests\: 1500 – 4:03.0 (1920); Mile – 4:18.4 (1922).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 3 Bronze
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 3,000 metres, Team United States USA 1 Gold

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 3 4:03.0est 4 m. bh2
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 4:07.4est 1 m. bh2

Men's 3,000 metres, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TP IP MB
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final Standings 1 10 8
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Final 1 10 8
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States USA Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 14 7 10 m. bh6
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