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Jim Delaney

Full name: Francis James "Jim" Delaney
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: March 1, 1921 in Butte, Montana, United States
Died: April 2, 2012 in Santa Rosa, California, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Jim Delaney of the Olympic Club in San Francisco, and formerly of Notre Dame, set a personal career best when he won the 1948 Final Trials at 55-1¾ (16.81). In London, Delaney bettered the previous Olympic record but he was decisively beaten by Moose Thompson. Delaney did edge out Jim Fuchs as the U.S. swept the 1948 shot put medals. Delaney was third at the 1943 AAU and second in 1946, before winning the AAU title in 1947 and 1948.

Jim Delaney served in the US Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He later spent most of his working career with Steelcase, Inc., retiring in 1987 as Vice-President and General Manager of the West Coast Division of the company.

Personal Best: SP – 16.81 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 2 Silver OR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round 2 OR 16.680
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP 16.140
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP OR 16.680
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP 15.880
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Four NP 16.030
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Five NP 16.030
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 16.280
1948 Summer 27 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 14.970