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Wesley Coe

Full name: William Wesley Coe, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: May 8, 1878 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 24, 1926 in Bozeman, Montana, United States
Affiliations: Yale Bulldogs, New Haven (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics, Tug-Of-War

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Competing regularly on both sides of the Atlantic, Wesley Coe was one of the better-known athletes of his time. In 1900 he won the first AAU Junior shot put title, and the following year began study at Oxford. While there he won the British AAA title in 1901 and 1902 and won both the shot and hammer in the annual match against Cambridge in 1902. On his return to the states, Coe entered Yale, but did not represent them at the major collegiate meets. After placing second in the 1904 Olympic shot, he won the AAU in 1905 with a new world record of 49-6 (15.09), repeating that title in 1906. At the 1908 Olympics he was out of form and only placed fourth with a modest throw. Coe frequently traveled to England in later years; in 1912 he finished second in the shot at the AAA championships and in 1920 he won the 56-lb. weight event on the only occasion it was held at the British Championships. From a wealthy family Coe never worked but tinkered with some minor inventions. He returned to America in 1926, settling in Montana for his health, but died six months later of Hodgkin’s disease.

Personal Best: SP – 49-6 (15.09) (1905).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 2 Silver OR
1908 Summer 29 London Tug-Of-War Men's Tug-Of-War United States USA 5
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 4

Men's Tug-Of-War

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result
1908 Summer 29 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 D(M) D(I)
1904 Summer 26 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings 2 OR 14.40 47-3
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics United States Final Standings 4 13.07 42-10½
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 13.07 42-10½
1908 Summer 29 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 13.07 42-10½
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