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Jim Corson

Full name: James Hunt "Jim" Corson
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4.5 (195 cm)
Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
Born: January 14, 1906 in Modesto, California, United States
Died: November 12, 1981 in Burlingame, California, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jim Corson, of the College of the Pacific and the Olympic Club of San Francisco, placed third in the 1928 Final Trials and went on to take the bronze medal in Amsterdam with a personal best of 154-6 (47.10). He also won the NCAA discus throw in 1927. After graduating from Pacific, Corson earned a master’s degree at Southern Cal and became a well-known educator. He later returned to Pacific as track and football coach, but was promoted almost annually eventually becoming dean of the college. He later was president of Willamette College in Oregon and received honorary doctorates from both Pacific and Willamette.

Personal Best: DT – 47.10 (1928).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 3 47.10
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round One 2 44.50
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 1 47.00
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 2 45.00
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 2 45.40
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 3 46.50
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 47.10
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2 QU 47.00
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1 47.00
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