Harry Broos

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Harry Broos
Joaquín Miquel, Harry Broos 1928.jpg
Broos at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born 25 May 1898
Roosendaal, the Netherlands
Died 16 July 1954 (aged 56)
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 m
Club PSV Eindhoven
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 100 m – 10.6 (1923)
200 m – 22.0 (1926)
400 m – 49.2 (1927)[1][2]

Henricus Adrianus "Harry" Broos (25 May 1898 – 16 July 1954) was a Dutch sprinter, who competed in the 100 m, 200 m, 400 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m events at the 1924 and 1928 Summer Olympics. He won a bronze medal in the 4 × 100 m relay in 1924 and failed to reach the finals on all other occasions.[1]

Broos won 12 Dutch national titles, at 100 m, 200 m and 400 m as well as one at the long jump.[3]

Football career[edit]

Besides running, between 1922 and 1925 Broos played 23 football matches for PSV Eindhoven. After retiring from competitions he worked as a football administrator at PSV. He also played football for UVV in Utrecht after joining them from hometown club Alliance in 1920.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Broos was married to Nelly Ligthart, who was a daughter of PSV administrator Harrie Lighthart.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harry Broos". sports-reference.com. 
  2. ^ Harry Broos. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ a b Harry Broos, een veelzijdig atleet - RHC Eindhoven (in Dutch)
  4. ^ Profile - UVV (in Dutch)

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