Henry Russell (athlete)
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Henry Russell Athlete
Henry Russell
1928 Olympics 4x100m relay finish cph.3b16759.jpg
Russell crossing the finish line at the 1928 Olympics
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Gold medal - first place 4x100 m relay

Henry Argue "Hank" Russell (December 15, 1904 - November 9, 1986) was an American track and field athlete, winner of the gold medal in the 4 × 100 m relay at the 1928 Summer Olympics.

A Cornell University student, Henry Russell won the IC4A championships in 100 yd (91 m) in 1926 and in 220 yd (200 m) in 1925 and 1926. Russell was elected to the Sphinx Head Society during his senior year.

At the Amsterdam Olympics, Russell reached the semifinals in 100 m and ran the anchoring leg in the American 4 × 100 m relay team, which equalled the world record of 41.0 s, in the final.

Henry Russell died at 81 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hank Russell". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-25.

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