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Ernest Henley

Full name: Ernest John Henley
Gender: Male
Born: March 31, 1889 in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Great Britain
Died: March 14, 1962 in Brighton, Brighton and Hove, Great Britain
Affiliations: Brighton & County Harriers, Brighton (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

The 1910, and 1911 Sussex half-mile champion, Ernest Henley finished third in the 440y behind [Cyril Seedhouse] and [George Patching] at the 1912 AAA Championships, and placed fourth in the 880y three times (1914, 1920-21). In 1920 he won the 880y at the first Southern Counties Championships and at the Olympic Trials, but he did not make his second Olympic team. He took part in the first tri-nation tournament involving England, Ireland and Scotland, at Hampden Park Glasgow in 1914. Henley won the 880y and helped England to win the team prize. His last major success was in winning the Sussex half-mile championship in 1921, 11 years after he first won the title. After his retirement he regularly officiated at local athletic meetings and as well as serving as president of his club, Brighton & County Harriers, he also served as a vice-president of both the Brighton Athletic Club and the Sussex County Amateur Athletics Association. For 44 years Henley worked for the famous Brighton department store Hanningtons.

Personal Bests: 400 – 50.5 (1910); 800 – 1:57.6 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 400 metres Great Britain GBR AC h3 r2/3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR AC h2 r2/3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Three AC DNF
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Eleven 2 QU

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Two AC
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 1:57.6

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 3 3:23.2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat One 1 QU/OR 3:19.0
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