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Billy Herald

Full name: William Sharp Hannah "Billy" Herald
Gender: Male
Born: April 28, 1900 in Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
Died: February 13, 1976
Affiliations: Manly Swimming Club, Manly (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

William Herald attended school in Sydney and during this time won his first junior championships. In addition to the silver medal in the freestyle relay at Antwerpen, he gained a certain reputation for his protest against the first final in the 100 metre freestyle when he was hindered by American [Norman Ross]. In 1922, Herald was Australian champion in the 100 yard freestyle and was also nominated for the Games in Paris, but the bank where he worked would not grant him a leave of absence. After the 1920 Olympics, Herald also played rugby for Manly Life Saving Club and played Aussie Rules football. In 1940, he enlisted for World War II and served with the Australian Headquarters Guard Battalion until 1945, but later returned to his bank job. After being posted by his bank to various locations, he returned to Sydney after retiring.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Men's 100 metres Freestyle Australia AUS 4
1920 Summer 19 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 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia Final 4 1:03.8
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia First Final 4
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 q 1:05.8
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia Round One Heat Five 2 Q 1:08.8

Men's 4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia AUS Final 2
1920 Summer 19 Antwerpen Swimming Australia AUS Semi-Finals Heat One 2
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