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Wilbur Burroughs

Full name: Wilbur Gordon Burroughs, Sr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (188 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: June 13, 1884 in Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
Died: August 6, 1960 in Granite City, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Biography

Wilbur Burroughs competed for the University of Illinois and the Chicago AA. In addition to his weight-throwing performances at the 1908 Olympics, he competed on the tug-of-war team. At the 1908 Central Olympic Trials, he placed second in the shot put, and won the discus throw.

Personal Bests: SP – 13.53 (1908); DT – 40.93 (1908); HT – 45.79 (150-3) (1908).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 23 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War United States USA 5
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA AC
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 10
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style United States USA 8

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 23 London Tug-Of-War United States USA Round One Match #1 2 1908-07-17 Liverpool Police Team-2 1, USA 0

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final Standings AC
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round AC
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B AC

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final Standings 10 37.43 122-9½
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 10 37.43 122-9½
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 37.43 122-9½

Men's Discus Throw, Greek Style

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Final Standings 8 32.81 107-7¾
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 8 32.81 107-7¾
1908 Summer 23 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 2 32.81 107-7¾
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