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Ethel Harrington

Full name: Ethel Frances Harrington
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: June 18, 1907 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: November 23, 1972 in Miami, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Women's Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Ethel Harrington had been runner-up at the 1931 AAU Meet in the 50 yard dash and was considered a favorite for the 1932 Olympic team, while representing the Illinois Women’s Athletic Club. But in the 1932 Olympic Trials, which doubled as the AAU Championships, in her heat, she pulled up and did not finish. However, she explained to the officials that she had misjudged the finish line, and they allowed her to continue for a spot on the Olympic Team, but she would not count for the AAU Meet. Harrington went on to win the Olympic Trials and competed in Los Angeles in the 100 metres, but did not make the final there. In 1932 she ran on a 4x110 yard relay team that broke the world record.

Personal Best: 100 – 12.3 (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Women's 100 metres United States USA 5 h3 r1/3

Women's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 5 12.7
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