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Harry Jerome statue . Vancouver BC

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Many memorial statues have been erected in Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada but this Harry Jerome statue overlooks the magnificent complexes of the downtown core

 

The statue of Harry Winston Jerome is a memorial of his great life as a Canadian track and field runner who broke many world records and competed in the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics. He won the gold medal in the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the 1967 Pan American Ganbvmes.

 

Harry Jerome suffered a severe injury at the Perth Commonwealth Games in 1962 and retired from the athletic world in 1969. He then went on to help... create Canada's new Ministry of Sport and held a number of senior positions but soon resigned due to government decisions.

 

Harry Jerome was truly a great Canadian hero and this statue in Stanley Park, Vancouver is a well deserved honor in his memory. To this day there are sports events held in his honor and buildings bearing his name.

 

Stanley Park, looking toward downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, North America.

 

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Taken on December 29, 2010