Harry Wyld

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Harry Wyld
Personal information
Full name Frederick Henry Wyld
Born (1900-06-05)5 June 1900
Mansfield, England
Died 5 April 1976(1976-04-05) (aged 75)
Derby, England
Team information
Discipline Track
Role Rider
Infobox last updated on
15 March 2008

Frederick Henry "Harry" Wyld (born 5 June 1900, Mansfield, England,[1][2][3] died Derby, England,[1] 5 April 1976) was a British track cyclist. He won bronze medals at the 1924 and the 1928 Summer Olympics.[2]

On 5 August 1928 in Amsterdam, Harry Wyld, with Frank Southall, Percy Wyld and his brother Leonard Wyld, broke the Olympic team pursuit record by 9.2 seconds, in 5:01.6. They were the third team to hold the record since it began on 10 August 1920. It was broken by 10.2 seconds next day before standing for nearly eight years.[4] It's likely the record was broken in the quarter or semi-final as they won a bronze medal; they would have proceeded to the final had the record been broken in qualifying rounds.[citation needed][discuss]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/wy/harry-wyld-1.html
  2. ^ a b Profile at databaseolympics.com
  3. ^ England & Wales Birth Ref. Index Frederick Henry Wyld, Jul-Aug-Sep 1900, District: Mansfield, Volume: 7b, Page: 79
  4. ^ Olympic.org Records, Cycling - Track