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Lee Casey

Full name: Levi Burnside "Lee" Casey
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84 kg)
Born: October 19, 1904 in Vienna, Illinois, United States
Died: April 1, 1983 in Costa Mesa, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Levi Casey’s triple jump silver medal was the only American Olympic medal in that event between 1906 and 1976. Casey of Cal State (LA) and the Los Angeles AC, won the AAU three straight years starting in 1926. In 1930 he marginally improved his career best to 49-9¼ in winning the Central Association Championships in Chicago and one week later, representing the Illinois AC, he won his fourth AAU title. At the 1932 Final Trials, Casey placed third, but was surprisingly not selected for the Olympic team. Casey gave his silver medal to his girlfriend Ruth, and told her to keep it when they split up. More than a decade after Casey’s death, Ruth’s daughter started a search to return the medal to Casey’s family.

Personal Bests: TJ – 15.18 (1930).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 2 15.17
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round One 4 foul 14.93
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Two 4 foul 14.93
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Three 2 15.17 15.17
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 14.93
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 2 14.93
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round 1 NP 14.13
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round 2 NP 14.53
1928 Summer 23 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B Round 3 NP 14.93
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