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Larry Shields

Full name: Marion Lawrence "Larry" Shields
Gender: Male
Height: 5'7" (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 nonscoring 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 teacher, coach, alumni director and member of the Board of Trustees.

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