Herbert Flack

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Herbert Flack
Personal information
NationalityCanadian
Born(1913-06-29)29 June 1913
Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
Died1995 (aged 8182)
Sport
Sport Speed skating

Herbert Flack (29 June 1913 1995) was a Canadian speed skater. He competed in the men's 1500 metres event at the 1932 Winter Olympics. [1]

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References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Herbert Flack Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC . Retrieved 22 October 2019.