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Henry Harmer

Full name: Henry Sutton Harmer
Gender: Male
Born: July 8, 1883 in West Ham, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: January 9, 1958 in Sidmouth, Devon, Great Britain
Affiliations: Southend Harriers, Southend-on-Sea (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Related Olympians: Brother of Frederick Harmer.


In 1906 and 1907 Henry Harmer won the Essex 100 y and 440 y title and was the 440 y champion for the third successive year in 1908. Although he did not compete in the 1908 AAA Championships, he was selected for the Olympics where he finished last in his 100 m heat. Harmer was employed in the shipping business for more than 40 years, many of which were spent in Canada and during World War II served in the Canadian Red Cross. On his retirement, he returned to England in 1947 and settled in Devon. His younger brother, [Frederick], also competed at the 1908 Olympics.

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.2 (1906); 440y – 52.2 (1907).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR AC h5 r1/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Five AC DNF
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