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Harry Simmons

Full name: Henry Augustus "Harry" Simmons
Gender: Male
Born: February 21, 1911 in Southampton, Southampton, Great Britain
Died: April 23, 1944 in Hardwick, Northamptonshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Southampton Athletic Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

After setting a UK junior high jump record of 6-1 (1.86) at the 1928 AAA Championships, Harry Simmons competed in the Amsterdam Olympics later in the month while still aged only 17. A career Air Force officer, Simmons won the RAF title three times (1930, 1932, 1935) and lost his life in a flying accident during World War II.

Personal Bests: HJ – 1.88 (6-2) (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Men's High Jump Great Britain GBR 11T

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Final Round 11T 1.84
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.83
1928 Summer 17 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group C 1T 1.83
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