Olympic gold medal set to sell for £15k

Sunday Mirror - - SAIRAKHAN - BY PAUL VASS

AN Olympic gold medal won by a foot­baller who was later chair­man of Manch­ester United at the time of the Mu­nich air disas­ter is tipped to sell for £15,000.

Harold Hard­man, whose ama­teur play­ing ca­reer ended in 1913, was in charge of the club when 23 peo­ple, in­clud­ing eight United play­ers and three staff, were killed in the air crash in Ger­many in 1958.

His medal re­lates to the 1908 Lon­don Games when Great Bri­tain beat Den­mark.

It’s be­ing sold by a di­rect de­scen­dant of Hard­man, who died in 1965, by auc­tion­eers Mal­lams of Ox­ford. Head of jewellery and watches Louise Den­nis said: “The fam­ily feel it would be nice if it went to a col­lec­tor or a mu­seum.”

WIN­NER Hard­man’s medal

KIND­NESS Betty Adams

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