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Harry Storz

Full name: Werner "Harry" Storz
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: March 3, 1904 in Halle an der Saale, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Died: August 13, 1982 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Affiliations: VfL Halle 1896, Halle an der Saale (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Sprinter Harry Storz was a member of the 4x400 relay winning the silver medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, also finishing fifth in the individual 400. At the Summer Universiade the same year he won three gold medals in the 400, the 4x400 relay, and the Swedish relay (a sprint medley variant). In 1928 and 1929 Storz placed second in the 400 at the German Championships.

Storz became a member of the Reichswehr in 1924, and in 1929 became city councilor in Halle for the Nazi Party, and in 1931 became a member of the Nazi party, the SA (Sturmabteilung) and the SS (Sturmbannführer). He was an SS Sports Speaker, employee of the Reich Sports Commissioner, sports journalist (for the Völkischer Beobachter), and a broadcaster in Berlin and Hamburg, editing the Hamburger Abendblatt beginning in 1954. On 26 December 1953 Storz was the first reporter in Germany for a televised football broadcast (FC St. Pauli vs Hamborn 07).

Personal Best: 400 – 48.4 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 400 metres Germany GER 5
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay Germany GER 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Final 5 48.8 4
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 49.0
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 QU 49.4
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany Round One Heat Seven 1 QU 50.6

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ST
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany GER Final 2 3:14.8 48.2
1928 Summer 24 Amsterdam Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Two 1 QU 3:20.8
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