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Esther Stroy

Full name: Esther Stroy (-Fair)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: August 12, 1953 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Affiliations: Sports International Track Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Esther Stroy made the 1968 Olympic Team when she was only 15-years-old, still attending Spingarn High School in Washington, DC. She competed at the 1971 Pan-American Games, winning a bronze medal in the 200, and a bronze medal in the 4x400 relay. Stroy won two AAU indoor championships, the 220 yards in 1971-72. She represented Sports International and Howard University, but never competed for Howard. She later became a coach and recruiter at Stanford, before returning to the Washington area, where she coached club track teams. She married Daniel Harper, a Vietnam veteran who received a Silver Star and two Bronze Stars for his heroism in action.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.5 (1972); 200 – 23.4 (1972); 400 – 53.5 (1968).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Athletics Women's 400 metres United States USA 5 h1 r2/3

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 5 54.3 54.35
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 53.5 53.58
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