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Henry Harper

Full name: Henry J. H. Harper
Nickname(s): Hank
Gender: Male
Born: 1929
Died: September 11, 1957 in Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: GCC, Gananoque (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Canoeing

Biography

Henry Harper was a member of the Gananoque Canoe Club when he was selected to represent Canada at the 1948 Summer Olympics. With partner [George Covey], he finished seventh in the K-2 1000 and fourteenth in the K-2 10K, but did not start in either of the individual events. He competed actively through 1950 and then followed a career in law enforcement, first with his local constabulary and later with the Ontario Provincial Police. He was killed at the age of 28 while directing traffic in his home town, when a car struck him during a storm. In June 2014 a highway bridge near Gananoque was dedicated as the Cst. Henry J. Harper Memorial Bridge in his honour.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres Canada CAN 7
1948 Summer London Canoeing Men's Kayak Doubles, 10,000 metres Canada CAN 14

Men's Kayak Doubles, 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1948 Summer London Canoeing Canada CAN George Covey Final Round 1948-08-12
1948 Summer London Canoeing Canada CAN George Covey Round One Heat One 1948-08-12

Men's Kayak Doubles, 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date
1948 Summer London Canoeing Canada CAN George Covey Final Standings 1948-08-11
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