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John Anderson

Full name: John Franklin Anderson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 214 lbs (97 kg)
Born: July 4, 1907 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: July 11, 1948 in Nankek, Alaska, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After placing fifth in the 1928 discus, John Anderson improved to beat the world record holder, Paul Jessup, at the 1932 Final Trials. He then took the gold medal in Los Angeles with a new Olympic record. He won the AAU title in 1933 and in June 1936 he had the best throw of his career in winning the Eastern Olympic Trials, 165-9 (50.62), but he failed to make a third consecutive Olympic team. Anderson was also an above-average performer with the shot and won the 1929 IC4A indoor shot put title. While at Cornell, Anderson played tackle on the football team for three years, was on the track team for three years, captaining it as a senior, and was president of the student council in his last year. Anderson was thought by Hollywood to have "dazzling masculine beauty" and after the 1932 Olympics he stayed on in California to star in the film "Search for Beauty". Later, experience gained in the Pacific during the war as a lieutenant commander in the naval reserve led to his obtaining a post as chief navigator of a salmon fishing fleet. While on an expedition some 700 miles north of Anchorage, he suffered a brain hemorrhage and died immediately, aged only 41.

Personal Bests: DT – 50.62 (1936).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 5
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 5 44.87
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round One 4 43.50
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 44.25
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 5 43.00
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 5 44.50
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 4 44.87
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 43.00
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 QU 44.25
1928 Summer 20 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C 1 44.25
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 49.49
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round One 2 OR 47.87
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 OR 48.86 48.86
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 OR 49.39 49.39
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 OR 49.49 49.49
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 48.72 49.49
1932 Summer 25 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 47.98
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