Henry Harper (canoeist)

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Henry Harper (1929 – August 5, 1957) was a Canadian sprint canoeist who competed in the late 1940s. At the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, he finished seventh in the K-2 1000 m and 14th in the K-2 10000 m event.[1] After returning from the Olympics, Harper joined the police force in his hometown of Gananoque, Ontario, and later the Ontario Provincial Police. He died in 1957 after being hit by a motorist while directing traffic around an accident. He was 28 years old.[2]


  1. ^ "Henry Harper". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Lowrie, Wayne. "At 107 years old, Gananoque Canoe Club is still paddling strong". gananoquereporter.com. Gananoque Reporter. Retrieved 27 August 2014.