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Harry Frieda

Full name: Harry Gaylord Frieda
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: September 11, 1901 in Chalmers, Indiana, United States
Died: August 20, 1983 in Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Maroons, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Harry Frieda was a versatile athlete from Chicago who won the NCAA javelin in 1923 and placed five times in the AAU decathlon, with a best finish of second in 1923, and 1926-27. He also placed sixth in the discus throw at the 1923 NCAA meet. Frieda attended the University of Chicago and later competed for the Illinois AC. He competed at the 1928 AAU/Olympic Trials, finishing eighth, and sixth at the 1929 AAU, before leaving competition. In 1925 Frieda received the Western Conference (forerunner of the Big 10) Medal.

Frieda joined the Chicago public school system in 1927. He coached track and baseball for six years at Calumet High School before transferring to Lake View High School, where he taught physical education and coached the football team until his retirement in 1967.

Personal Bests: PV – 3.61 (11-10¼) (1923); JT – 58.37 (191-6) (1923); Dec – 5754 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 8

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912BT) P(1985T) T D H
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 8 6,618.3000 5.541
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 100 metres 8T 762.0 683 11.6
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Eight 2 762.0 683 11.6
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Long jump 31 593.300 574 5.940
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Shot put 12 567.0 546 11.010
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States High jump 21T 538 464 1.60
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 400 metres 12T 781.92 634 54.0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Six 2 781.92 634 54.0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 23T 620 412 19.0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Eight 3 620 412 19.0
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Discus throw 5 615.63 565 35.095
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Pole vault 4T 703.0 457 3.40
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Javelin throw 2 832.2500 661 54.900
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 1,500 metres 12 605.2 545 5:02.6
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat Five 5 605.2 545 5:02.6
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