Lawrence Whitney

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Lawrence Whitney
Lawrence Whitney 1912.jpg
Whitney at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
Born February 2, 1891
Millbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died April 24, 1941 (aged 50)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Shot put, discus throw,
Club Boston Athletic Association
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) SP – 14.64 m (1914)
DT – 41.42 m (1913)[1][2]

Lawrence Atwood "Larry" Whitney (February 2, 1891 – April 24, 1941) was an American athlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics. He won the bronze medal in the conventional shot put and placed fourth in the two-handed shot put and 20th in the discus throw. He also competed in the exhibition baseball tournament.[1]

Besides athletics and baseball Whitney also competed in American football and basketball. He won the IC4A shot put title in 1913 and 1915, and retired from sports shortly after that.[1]


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