The Great Comeback

Featuring Harry Jerome and track and field

Harry Jerome
Induction Year: 1966
Sport: Track & Field
Category: Athlete

Did You Know?

Harry Jerome was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame in 1967, and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1971.

Facts

  • In 1959, Jerome broke Percy Williams’ thirty-one year old Canadian record for the 220 yard dash
  • He equaled the 100m-sprint world record (10.0 sec) at the 1960 Canadian Olympic Trials. This record (shared with Armin Hary of Germany) stood until 1968
  • Jerome then made a come-back at the 1964 Olympic Games where he captured a bronze medal in the 100m