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Henry Macintosh

Full name: Henry Maitland Macintosh
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: June 10, 1892 in Kelso, Scottish Borders, Great Britain
Died: July 26, 1918 in Albert, Somme, France
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

The son of a vicar, Henry Macintosh, who was educated at Glenalmond College, where he became the first boy to win the athletics Challenge Cup three years in succession. He then went up to Corpus Christi, Cambridge, but had a poor domestic season prior to the 1912 Olympic Games. He lost to [Duncan Macmillan] in the 100 yards at the Cambridge University sports and in the match against Oxford, and at the AAA Championships he finished last in his 100 yards heat and did not run in the 220 yards. In Stockholm, he was eliminated in the heats of both sprints and 1912 would have been a very lean year had it not been for his Olympic gold medal in the sprint relay. In 1913, Macintosh was President of the Cambridge University AC and won the 100 yards against Oxford. His vastly improved form continued when he won the Scottish 100 yards title before equaling the British record of 9.8 seconds in Vienna.

In 1914, he again won the 100 yards against Oxford before leaving to serve as an Assistant District Commission in South Africa after obtaining his B.A. from Cambridge in June that same year. After only a few months, the outbreak of war brought him home and he was commissioned into the 8th battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. In the summer of 1918, Captain Macintosh was killed in action during the Second Battle of the Somme. Macintosh was also a fine rugby wing three-quarter, and played for the Cambridge XV. At the time of his death, his two brothers were both prisoners-of-war in Germany.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.8 (1913); 100 – 10.7 (1913); 200 – 22.1 (1913).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Men's 100 metres Great Britain GBR 3 h11r1/3
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Men's 200 metres Great Britain GBR AC h3 r2/3
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Great Britain GBR 1 Gold

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Eleven 3

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Semi-Finals Heat Three AC DNF
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain Round One Heat Sixteen 2 QU

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Final 1 42.4
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU/WR 43.0
1912 Summer 19 Stockholm Athletics Great Britain GBR Round One Heat Three 1 QU/walkover 45.0
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