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William Henry

Full name: William Henry
Other name(s): Henry William•Nawrocki
Gender: Male
Born: June 28, 1859 in St. Pancras, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 20, 1928 in St. Pancras, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: London Leander Swimming Club/Osborne Swimming Club, Manchester/Zephyr Swimming Club
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Swimming, Water Polo

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Aged 41 at the time, William Henry was in goal for the Osborne Swimming Club of Manchester that won the gold medal at the 1900 Paris Olympics. A member of the Life Saving Society at the time, he was a co-opted member of the Osborne club specifically for the Olympics. He also swam for the Leander Club in London, and competed in the 200 metres obstacle race and the 4,000 metres freestyle. He won a bronze medal at the 1906 Games in Athens in the 4 x 250 metres freestyle relay. Henry was at one time the honorary secretary of the Royal Life Saving Society.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 40 Paris Water Polo Men's Water Polo Osborne Swimming Club, Manchester GBR 1 Gold
1900 Summer 40 Paris Swimming Men's 4,000 metres Freestyle Great Britain GBR AC r2/2 DNF
1900 Summer 40 Paris Swimming Men's 200 metres Obstacle Course Great Britain GBR 6
1906 Summer 46 Athina Swimming Men's 4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze

Men's Water Polo

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1900 Summer 40 Paris Water Polo Osborne Swimming Club, Manchester GBR Round One Match #1 1 1900-08-11 Osborne Swimming Club, Manchester 12, Tritons Lillois-2 0

Men's 4,000 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1900 Summer 40 Paris Swimming Great Britain Final AC DNF
1900 Summer 40 Paris Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 3 q 1-22:58.4

Men's 4 × 250 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1906 Summer 46 Athina Swimming Great Britain GBR Final Standings 3

Men's 200 metres Obstacle Course

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1900 Summer 40 Paris Swimming Great Britain Final 6 2:58.0
1900 Summer 40 Paris Swimming Great Britain Round One Heat Two 2 Q 3:14.4
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