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Henry Dreyer

Full name: Henry Francis Dreyer
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Weight: 251 lbs (114 kg)
Born: February 2, 1911 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: May 27, 1986 in Brunswick, Georgia, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Henry Dreyer was a weight-thrower, first for Rhode Island State College and later for the New York AC (NYAC). He won 20 AAU titles – hammer throw in 1935 and 1943-45; outdoor 56-lb. weight throw in 1940, 1945, 1948-49, and 1951-52; and indoor 35-lb. weight throw 10 times between 1934-47. He was also NCAA hammer champion in 1934. Dreyer also played football for Rhode Island State, and was chosen as the senior who had done the most for his college.

Dreyer graduated with a mechanical engineering degree and worked in engineering sales with New Haven Railroad, Baldwin Locomotive Company and Humble Oil and Refining Company. He later became President of the NYAC, and was inducted into the Helms Hall of Fame and the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame.

Personal Best: HT – 55.85 (183-3) (1949).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 9
1948 Summer 37 London Athletics Men's Hammer Throw United States USA 9

Men's Hammer Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 9 50.42
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round One 8 49.81
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 9 foul
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 9 50.42
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round NP QU
1948 Summer 37 London Athletics United States Final Round 9 51.37
1948 Summer 37 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 9 QU 50.37
1948 Summer 37 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 4 50.37
1948 Summer 37 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One NP foul
1948 Summer 37 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two NP 50.37
1948 Summer 37 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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