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Harold Holding

Full name: Harold Evelyn Holding
Gender: Male
Born: April 12, 1883 in Newmarket, Suffolk, Great Britain
Died: July 20, 1925 in Coventry, West Midlands, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


Harold Holding ran for Oxford vs. Cambridge in the 880y (1903-04) and the mile (1902, 1905), his best placing being in 1903 when he finished second in the 880y. His victory on the Oxbridge vs. Harvard/Yale match in 1904 was easily his finest performance when his 1:56.2 placed him second in the world rankings for the year and he defeated the 1904 world leader, Kinahan Cornwallis (1:54.8). Holding never competed at the AAAs. He qualified as a solicitor in 1912 and after war service practiced in London. He was killed in a motor vehicle accident.

Personal Bests: 880y – 1:56.2 (1904).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics Men's 800 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h7 r1/2

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1908 Summer 25 London Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Seven 3 1:58.5est
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