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Harold Bounsall

Full name: Harold Edward Bounsall
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Born: September 5, 1897 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died: May 19, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: Classic AC, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Cycling

Biography

Harold Bounsall won his first Canadian national cycling title in 1918 and repeated this feat two more consecutive times. The latter victory earned him a spot on Canada’s delegation to the 1920 Summer Olympics, where he competed in five events, although one, the men’s team road race, was merely a tabulation of the individual results in the individual road race. As Bounsall failed to finish the latter, he (and the Canadians) did not post a result in the form, and he also did not complete the 50 km race. He was more successful in the sprint, qualifying in the first round by coming second in his heat behind [Jerry Halpin] of Australia, but was eliminated in round two after finshing behind [Maurice Peeters] of the Netherlands, the eventual gold medalist. Finally, in the team pursuit, he finished seventh among eight teams, alongside [Herb McDonald], [Norman Webster], and [William Taylor]. Bounsall won a final Canadian title in 1923 and then turned to coaching, helping (among others) [Torchy Peden] compete as a professional. Outside of cycling, he was also active in in speed skating and ice hockey.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual Canada CAN AC DNF
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Road Race, Team Canada CAN AC DNF
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Sprint Canada CAN 2 r4/6
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres Canada CAN 7
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Men's 50 kilometres Canada CAN AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Canada Final Standings AC DNF

Men's Road Race, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank TT
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Canada CAN Final Standings AC DNF AC/DNF

Men's Sprint

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank 2cST M
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Canada Repêchage Heats Heat Four 1 QU 13.4
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Canada Repêchage Heats Final Heat 2 シ wheel behind
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Canada Round Two Heat Four 2 1ï½½ lengths behind
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Canada Round One Heat Twelve 2 QU 2ï½½ lengths behind

Men's Team Pursuit, 4,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank M
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Canada CAN Round One Heat Four 2 at 125 metres behind

Men's 50 kilometres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Cycling Canada Final Standings AC DNF
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