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Charlie Dumas

Full name: Charles Everett "Charlie" Dumas
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: February 12, 1937 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: January 5, 2004 in Inglewood, California, United States
Affiliations: USC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

As an 18-year-old schoolboy, Charlie Dumas caused a sensation when he tied for first place in the 1955 AAU high jump. The following year he won the AAU and became the first man to break the seven-foot barrier when he cleared 7-0⅝ (2.15) at the Final Trials, going on to win the Olympic gold as well. Dumas won the AAU again in 1957, 1958 and 1959 but he never won the NCAA during his years at Southern Cal. After winning the 1959 Pan American Games he placed sixth at the 1960 Olympics and then retired. In 1964 he attempted a comeback and, after clearing 7-0¼ (2.14) in April, finished second in the Coliseum Relays but did not finish the season. He later worked as a high school teacher and coach. Inducted into the U.S. Track & Field Hall of Fame in 1990, Dumas died at age 66 of cancer.

Personal Best: HJ – 7-0⅝ (2.15) (1956).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 6

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank BHC MBHC TMBHC TABHC C/F/P
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 2.12 2 4 12
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.80 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.86 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.92 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.92
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 1.96 metres 1T o 0 0 2 1.96
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 2.00 metres 1T o 0 0 3 2.00
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 2.03 metres 4 xo 1 1 5 2.03
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 2.06 metres 3 OR o 0 1 6 2.06
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 2.08 metres 2 OR o 0 1 7 2.08
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 2.10 metres 1 OR xo 1 2 9 2.10
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 2.12 metres 1 OR xxo 2 4 12 2.12
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Final Round 2.14 metres 1 xxp 2 4 12 2.12
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4T QU 1.92 0 0 3
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.70 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.70
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.78 metres 13T p 0 0 1 1.70
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.82 metres 22T p 0 0 1 1.70
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.88 metres 1T o 0 0 2 1.88
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.92 metres 4T o 0 0 3 1.92
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 6 2.03 0 0 2
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 1.90 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 1.95 metres NP p 0 0 0 NH
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 2.00 metres 1T o 0 0 1 2.00
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 2.03 metres 1T o 0 0 2 2.03
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 2.06 metres 6 p 0 0 2 2.03
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Final Round 2.09 metres 6 xxx 0 0 2 2.03
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 15T QU 2.00 1 1 4
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.90 metres 1T o 0 0 1 1.90
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1.95 metres 4T o 0 0 2 1.95
1960 Summer 23 Roma Athletics United States Qualifying Round 2.00 metres 15T xo 1 1 4 2.00
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