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Roly Harper

Full name: Roland St. George Tristram "Roly" Harper
Gender: Male
Born: April 23, 1907 in Merstham, Surrey, Great Britain
Died: April 24, 1989 in Sevenoaks, Kent, Great Britain
Affiliations: Achilles Club, (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Roly Harper represented Oxford vs. Cambridge in both the high and low hurdles and in 1929 finished second in both events. He was a finalist in the 120y hurdles at the AAAs for four successive years (1930-33) and finished as runner-up in 1933. He was also a finalist at the 1930 British Empire Games and a semi-finalist at the 1932 Olympics. At the 1934 British Empire Games he was eliminated in the preliminary rounds. The director of physical education at Manchester University, he was a major force in the introduction and success of the AAA coaching scheme.

Personal Best: 110H – 14.9 (1932).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles Great Britain GBR 5 h2 r2/3

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two 5 14,9
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat One 2 QU 14.9
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