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Eric Harrison

Full name: Eric George William Warde Harrison
Gender: Male
Born: March 23, 1893 in Belgaum, Karnataka, India
Died: December 12, 1987 in Amesbury, Wiltshire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Surrey AC, Kingston-upon-Thames (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Eric Harrison was a finalist in the AAA 120y hurdles in 1919 and the winner at the Triangular International in 1920. He won the 440y hurdles at the 1920 Olympic trials and was selected for the Antwerp Games but was not allowed to compete because of heart problems. He won the Army 120y hurdles in 1924 and was again chosen for the Olympic Games; this time he decided to take part and placed fourth in the semi-finals. Before being commissioned into the Royal Artillery he was approached to play soccer for Southend United while he was a cadet at RMC Woolwich and he later played rugby for the Army and Kent but was unable to accept an invitation to play for the Barbarians. He retired from the Army in 1946 with the rank of major-general, having won an MC (1915) and being appointed a CBE (1943) and a CB (1945). He served as ADC to King George VI from 1945-46.

Personal Bests: 120yH – 16.3 (1919); 440yH – 59.2 (1920).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 4 h3 r2/3

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Three 4 15.7
1924 Summer 31 Paris Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 QU
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