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Jim Dillion

Full name: James Leo "Jim" Dillion
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Weight: 218 lbs (99 kg)
Born: May 2, 1929 in Plain City, Ohio, United States
Died: September 16, 2010 in Arlington, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Auburn Tigers, Auburn, Alabama (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the 1951 NCAA discus title for Auburn, Jim Dillion took the 1952 AAU title, beating both Sim Iness and Fortune Gordien. The following week he finished third, behind those two, at the Finals Trials. At Helsinki, he beat Gordien, but Iness won the gold, and Adolpho Consolini of Italy edged Dillion for the silver. Dillion later became an airplane mechanic and private pilot. His hobby was to rebuild planes and flying them with his son, Jimmy. He also restored cars, using his mechanical skills.

Personal Bests: SP – 52-10½ (16.11) (1952); DT – 180-8 (55.07) (1954).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BMD
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round 3 53.28
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 52.47
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 4 48.06 52.47
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 4 51.76 52.47
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 3 53.28 53.28
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 3 foul 53.28
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP 52.28
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 QU 47.92
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 5 47.92
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 1 3 47.92
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 2 4 47.92 pass
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round 3 DNS pass