B. 1873-10-14 (or 1874), Lafayette, Ind., USA; D. 1937-09-29
Track and Field (10 gold)
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|Standing Long Jump||gold||gold||gold||gold||31200||62400|
|Standing Triple Jump||gold||gold||16800|
Ewry won ten Olympic gold medals (including two in 1906) in the now-abandoned standing high, long and triple jump events. He was paralysed as a boy but dedicated excercising developed unusual strength in his legs. His standing long jump record of 3.47m remained on the official world record list until the event was discarded in 1938. He was fifteen times an American Athletics champion.
Olympic Competitor nr 1020
Written 2000-12-14 - last modified 2002-10-28
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