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Dave Albritton

Full name: David Donald "Dave" Albritton
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (191 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
Born: April 13, 1913 in Danville, Alabama, United States
Died: May 15, 1994 in Dayton, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Both Dave Albritton and Corny Johnson cleared 6-9¾ (2.07) at the 1936 Olympic Trials to become the first black athletes to hold the world high jump record. However, Albritton will be remembered best for his career's longevity. Apart from 1941 to 1943, when he was in the service, he competed in the AAU championship from 1936 through 1951. He finished first (or equal first) on five occasions, placed second once, and was third (or equal third) four times. Representing Ohio State he also finished first in the NCAA (1936-38) and was a notable performer on the indoor circuit, where his best mark was 6-8 (2.03), which he cleared in 1948 at the age of 34. Albritton later went on to a career as a politician and in 1966 was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.076 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 2 Silver OR

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H C/F/P
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 2 OR 2.00
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.70 metres NP o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.80 metres NP xo
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.85 metres NP o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.90 metres NP o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.94 metres NP o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 1.97 metres NP xo
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 2.00 metres NP =OR xxo
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Final Round 2.03 metres NP xxx
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Jump-Off for 2-4 2 1.97
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Jump-Off for 2-4 2.00 metres 2 x
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Jump-Off for 2-4 1.95 metres 2 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Jump-Off for 2-4 1.97 metres 2 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.85
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group One 1T 1.85
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.60 metres NP pass
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.70 metres NP o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.80 metres NP o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.85 metres NP o