Lawrence Whitney
Whitney at the 1912 Olympics
Personal information
BornFebruary 2, 1891
Millbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedApril 24, 1941 (aged 50)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
Event(s)Shot put, discus throw,
ClubBoston Athletic Association
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)SP – 14.64 m (1914)
DT – 41.42 m (1913)[1][2]
Medal record

Lawrence Atwood "Larry" Whitney (February 2, 1891 – April 24, 1941) was an American athlete who competed in the 1912 Summer Olympics.[3] He won the bronze medal in the conventional shot put and placed fourth in the two-handed shot put and 20th in the discus throw. He also competed in the exhibition baseball tournament.[1]

Besides athletics and baseball Whitney also competed in American football and basketball. He won the IC4A shot put title in 1913 and 1915, and retired from sports shortly after that.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Larry Whitney.
  2. ^ Lawrence Whitney.
  3. ^ "Lawrence Whitney". Olympedia. Retrieved 28 April 2021.