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Harry Williamson

Full name: Harry Webb Williamson
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: July 11, 1913 in High Point, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 8, 2000 in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Affiliations: North Carolina Tar Heels, Chapel Hill (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


Harry Williamson was the first Olympian ever from the University of North Carolina. He later attended graduate school at Stanford and in 1940 ran on a Stanford 4×440 y relay team that broke the world record. In 1936, after the Olympics, he had run on a US 4×880 y relay team (with [Chuck Hornbostel], [Bob Young], and [John Woodruff]) that defeated the British Empire team and set a world record in the process. Williamson made the 1936 Olympic Team by finishing third at the Olympic Trials.

Personal Bests: 800 – 1:51.2 (1936); Mile – 4:15.3 (1934).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 6

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H)
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final 6 1:55.8
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 1:53.1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:56.2
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