Henry Macintosh

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Olympic medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for  Great Britain
Gold 1912 Stockholm 4x100 m relay

Henry Maitland Macintosh (10 June 1892, Kelso - 26 July 1918) was a Scottish athlete, winner of gold medal in 4 x 100 m relay at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

Macintosh was educated at Glenalmond College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. At the Stockholm Olympics, Henry Macintosh was eliminated in the first round of the 100 m and did not finish in the semifinal of the 200 m. As the second leg in the British 4 x 100 m relay team, he won a gold medal, in spite of finishing second after United States in the semifinal. United States was later disqualified for a fault in passing the baton, the same mistake was made in the final by the world record holder and main favourite German team.

Commissioned into the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Macintosh died as a captain at age 26, from wounds sustained during the Second Battle of the Somme. He was buried in Senlis French National Cemetery.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Macintosh, Henry Maitland, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 14 September 2008