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The story of Harry Williamson, UNC’s first ever Olympian


Before Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm or any other Tar Heel made it to the Olympics, Harry Williamson was the first. Williamson was a star in track and field at UNC, having won multiple conference championships. He took part in the 800 meters at the 1936 Olympics. No other Tar Heel would make an Olympic team until fellow track and field athletes Bill Albans and Floyd “Chunk” Simmons in 1948. (Tar Heel Blog)

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