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Harry Goelitz

Full name: Harry George Goelitz
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 176 lbs (80 kg)
Born: January 9, 1894 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Died: May 14, 1971 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Harry Goelitz was a versatile athlete who finished in the top four in the AAUs in four different events – 110 hurdles, 200 hurdles, 400 hurdles, and the decathlon. He won the 110 hurdles in 1914. In the decathlon, his Olympic event, he was fourth in 1915 and 1920. Goelitz was US all-around champion in 1913 and 1917. In 1913 he won the International Games decathlon in Chicago, only the second decathlon ever contested in the United States, which was his only decathlon title. Goelitz competed at the University of Illinois and the University of Chicago, helping Illinois win the Penn Relays 4x880 yd relay.

Goelitz attended Oak Park-River Forest High School in a Chicago suburb, where he starred in both football and track. He lived all his life in Oak Park, where his family had started a pioneer paving contracting business. Goelitz worked in the family business. He retired somewhat early but stayed active with gardening, fishing, and horse riding.

Personal Best: Decathlon – 5,802 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA AC DNF

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T P(1912BT) P(1985T) D H
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings AC DNF
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States 100 metres 7T 12.0 666.8 605
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Seven 1T 12.0 666.8 605
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States Long jump 17 567.575 550 5.835
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States Shot put 13 547 534 10.81
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States High jump 4T 608 504 1.65
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States 400 metres 2 53.9 785.68 638
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Seven 1 53.9 785.68 638
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 3 16.4 867.0 662
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Six 1 16.4 867.0 662
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States Discus throw 9 555.02 534 33.50
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States Pole vault 13 379 309 2.80
1920 Summer 26 Antwerpen Athletics United States Javelin throw 9 348.250 403 37.30
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