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Ed Cook

Full name: Edward Tiffin "Ed" Cook, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: November 27, 1889 in Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Died: October 18, 1972 in Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Cleveland Athletic Club, Cleveland (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ed Cook was a fine all-round jumper and hurdler. He won the IC4A long jump in 1908 and 1909, the AAU pole vault in 1907, and tied for first place in 1911. He had such marks to his credit as 21.6 for 220y, 6-2 (1.88) for the high jump, 23-5½ (7.15) for the long jump, 15.6 for the 120y hurdles, and 12-4½ (3.77) for the vault. At the 1908 Olympics he shared the title with A. C. Gilbert and this tie for first place in the pole vault remains unique in Olympic history Cook graduated from Cornell in 1910 and became a farmer and director of the First National Bank of Chillicothe (Ohio).

Personal Bests: 100y – 10.0 (1906); PV – 12-6 (3.81) (1911); LJ – 23-5½ (7.15) (1906).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 1T Gold =OR
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 4

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Final Standings 1T =OR 3.71 12-2
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Final Round 2 3.66 12-0
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1 QU/OR 3.71 12-2
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1 OR 3.71 12-2

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D(M) D(I)
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Final Standings 4 6.97 22-10½
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 6.97 22-10½
1908 Summer 18 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 6.97 22-10½