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Clifford Argue

Full name: John Clifford Argue
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: December 2, 1901 in Port Hueneme, California, United States
Died: April 4, 1970 in Newport Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Occidental Tigers, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

John Argue was a Los Angeles native who competed for Occidental College and the [Los Angeles AC]. He finished third in the pentathlon Olympic Trial in 1924, and had a third-place finish in the long jump at the 1921 AAU. Argue later was instrumental in championing Los Angeles' bid for the 1984 Olympics Games, and served as President of the bid committee, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games (SCCOG). In 2004, a bronze plaque was installed in his honor in the Memorial Court of Honor at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. He made his career as a lawyer after attending USC Law School, and he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at USC from 2000-02.

Personal Best: LJ – 6.74 (22-1¼) (1921).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics Men's Pentathlon United States USA 12

Men's Pentathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O EF D T
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 12 36 4 events
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Long jump 11 6.460
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 200 metres 5T 23.4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States 200 metres Heat One 1 23.4
1924 Summer 22 Paris Athletics United States Discus throw 20 41.84