Henry Russell (athlete)

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Henry Russell
1928 Olympics 4x100m relay finish cph.3b16759.jpg
Russell crossing the finish line at the 1928 Summer Olympics
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1928 Amsterdam 4x100 m relay

Henry Argue "Hank" Russell (December 15, 1904 - November 1986) was an American 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 4x100 m relay team, which equalled the world record of 41.0 s, in the final.

Henry Russell died at 81 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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