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Harry Hay

Full name: Harry Maitland Hay
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Born: 1893 in Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Died: March 30, 1952 in Manly, New South Wales, Australia
Affiliations: Manly Swimming Club, Manly (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Harry Hay, after having served in World War I, won his only national title in 1922. He later became a swimming coach and was in charge of the Australian Olympic teams from 1924 to 1948, coaching, among others, [Boy Charlton]. Because it was against the Olympic code at the time to employ a professional coach, Hay was officially called a massage therapist. The Australian team managers, however, paid him for his coaching. He was not only a well-known swimming coach and administrator but also in surfing. Hay died from a heart attack shortly before leaving for the Helsinki Olympics in 1952.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer Antwerpen Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 6 h1 r3/4
1920 Summer Antwerpen Swimming Men's 400 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 4 h5 r1/3
1920 Summer Antwerpen Swimming Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay Australia AUS 2 Silver

Men's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1920 Summer Antwerpen Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat One 6
1920 Summer Antwerpen Swimming Australia Round One Heat Four 2 Q 1:06.8

Men's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer Antwerpen Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 4

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer Antwerpen Swimming Australia AUS Final 2
1920 Summer Antwerpen Swimming Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat One 2
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