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Buster Charles

Full name: Wilson David "Buster" Charles, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 172 lbs (78 kg)
Born: April 4, 1908 in De Pere, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 6, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Affiliations: Haskell Indian Institute
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Wilson "Buster" Charles was a Native American, a member of the Oneida tribe, who excelled in all-around sports and as a football player. He played football at Haskell Institute, where he starred as a fullback. He also competed on the Haskell basketball team. In the decathlon, Charles won the 1930 AAU and Kansas Relays title, and placed second in the AAU in 1931 and 1932. He later settled in Phoenix where he worked for an engineering firm. He was in the inaugural class of inductees to the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.24 (23-9¼) (1931); Dec – 6901 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 4

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912BT) P(1985T) T D H
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 4 7,985.000 6.716
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States 100 metres 3 857.2 765 11.2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Four 1 857.2 765 11.2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Long jump 1 OB 911.80 871 7.24
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Shot put 10 722 640 12.56
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States High jump 1 888 670 1.85
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States 400 metres 4 887.20 754 51.2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 6T 886.0 684 16.2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat Two 1 886.0 684 16.2
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Discus throw 9 753.00 638 38.71
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Pole vault 7 703 457 3.40
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Javelin throw 10 634.800 555 47.72
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States 1,500 metres 4 742.0 682 4:39.8
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat One 2 742.0 682 4:39.8
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