Great Olympians

Biographies - LIG


James Davies Lightbody

B. 1882-03-17, Pittsburg, Pa, USA; D. 1953-03-02, Charleston SC
Track and Field (4 gold, 2 silver)
1904 1906 1908 HP
400 m - Rep-dns - 30
800 m gold silver heat:4 7800.07
1500 m gold gold heat:2 9639.56
2590 m Steeple gold 7391.3
3200 m Steeple heat:2
4 miles Team silver 750
17550 7830 230.888 25610.888

In the 800 m at St.Louis, it is said he watched the field like a hawk does a chicken, before running wide round the others over the second lap and finally taking the lead in the last 30 metres.
His win in the steeple chase was in the first time he had ever run the event.

Olympic Competitor nr 2003


Lightfoot

Olympic Competitor nr 1828


Written 2001-01-17 - last modified 2011-08-15

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