Harry Broos

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Harry Broos
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Broos at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born25 May 1898
Roosendaal, the Netherlands
Died16 July 1954 (aged 56)
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Sport
SportAthletics
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]

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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

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

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

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References

  1. 1 2 "Harry Broos". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. Harry Broos. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. 1 2 Harry Broos, een veelzijdig atleet - RHC Eindhoven (in Dutch)
  4. Profile - UVV (in Dutch)