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Larry Whitney

Full name: Lawrence Atwood "Larry" Whitney
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: February 2, 1891 in Millbury, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 24, 1941 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Boston Athletic Association, Boston (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Although he won a bronze medal in Stockholm, Larry Whitney had not quite reached his peak at the time of the 1912 Olympics. In 1913 he won both the IC4A and the AAU shot put titles, in 1914 he set a Dartmouth record of 48-0½ (14.64) and after winning the IC4A title again in 1915 he retired from competition. While at Dartmouth he also played halfback on the football team and won a varsity letter in basketball. As football and track captain he was one of only three men to captain two different sports at Dartmouth.

Whitney also competed in the 1912 Olympic Baseball demonstration event.

Personal Bests: SP – 48-0½ (14.64) (1914); DT – 41.42 (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's Shot Put, Both Hands United States USA 4
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 20

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 3 13.93
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3 13.93
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU 13.93
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 13.93

Men's Shot Put, Both Hands

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TD RHD LHD
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 4 24.09 13.48 10.61
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP 24.09 13.48 10.61
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 24.09 13.48 10.61
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP 13.48 10.61
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP foul foul
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP foul foul

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 20 37.91
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round 20 37.91
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 4 37.91
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round One 4 34.87
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 4 37.91
1912 Summer 21 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP foul