B. 1876-03-25, Utica, NY, USA; D. 1957-06-13
Track and Field (2 gold, 3 silver)
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The first 'native' American (a Sioux) to win Olympic medals. He had three silvers behind Ray Ewry, and won the Pole Vault only because three other Americans refused to jump in the final which was held on a sunday. In a second competition, on monday, Orton and Dvorak succeeded in higher jumps, but alas gained no medals.
Olympic Competitor nr 879
Olympic Competitor nr 4670
written 2002-10-27 - last modified 2011-08-13
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