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Cal Bricker

Full name: Calvin David "Cal" Bricker
Gender: Male
Born: November 3, 1884 in Listowel, Ontario, Canada
Died: April 22, 1963 in Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada
Affiliations: Toronto West End YMCA, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

A dentist by profession, Cal Bricker was already known by the title of “Doctor” when he attended his first Olympic Games in 1908, but this was the least of his accomplishments. A 1907 graduate of the University of Toronto, he was an all-around athlete, a two-time intercollegiate champion in both the long and triple jumps, and had set a Canadian record (one that would last 27 years) in the former at the Olympic trials. At the Games he won a bronze medal in the long jump, just a quarter of an inch shy of American Dan Kelly’s silver medal, and finished fourth in the triple jump. Four years later, at the 1912 Games, he improved to silver in the long jump, but dropped to 18th in the triple jump. He later served in World War I as a member of the dental corps and helped organize the 1919 Inter-Allied Games in Paris. Upon his return he settled in Saskatchewan, where he spent the rest of his life practicing dentistry in Grenfell. He has been inducted into Canada’s (1956), the Saskatchewan (1966), and the University of Toronto (1996) Sports Halls of Fame and the Cal D. Bricker Memorial Trophy, given annually to the nation’s best jumper, is named in his honor, as is a field at the Grenfell high school.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.22 (1908); TJ – 14.10 (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Long Jump Canada CAN 3 Bronze
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Triple Jump Canada CAN 4
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's Long Jump Canada CAN 2 Silver
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Men's Triple Jump Canada CAN 18

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Canada Final Standings 3 7.08 23-3
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Canada Final Round 3 7.08 23-3
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 3 QU 7.08 23-3
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group E 1 QU 7.08 23-3
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final Standings 2 7.21
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final Round 3 7.04
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final Round Round One 2 7.04
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final Round Round Two 3 6.85
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final Round Round Three 2 foul
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round NP QU 7.21
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B 1 7.21
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round One 2 6.92
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 1 7.07
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP 7.21

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I) D
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Canada Final Standings 4 14.10 46-3
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Canada Qualifying Round 4 14.10 46-3
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group C 2 14.10 46-3
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Final Standings 18 13.25
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round NP 13.25
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B 8 13.25
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round One 6 13.25
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round Two 8 pass
1912 Summer 27 Stockholm Athletics Canada Qualifying Round Group B Round Three NP pass