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Jim Duncan

Full name: James Henry "Jim" Duncan
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
Born: September 25, 1887 in New York, New York, United States
Died: January 21, 1955
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jim Duncan of the Mohawk AC in New York was the first holder of the official world discus record. On 27 May 1912, he threw 156-1¾ (47.59) at Celtic Park and this was recognized by the IAAF when they issued their inaugural list of records. On this form Duncan was the favorite for the 1912 Olympic title, but he only managed third place with a throw some 20 feet below his best. Although he never won an AAU title, he was again the top U.S. performer in 1918 with a mark of 149-2½ (45.48).

Personal Bests: DT – 156-1¾ (47.59) (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 3 Bronze
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics Men's Discus Throw, Both Hands United States USA 5

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 3 42.28
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round 3 42.28
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 41.33
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 42.28
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group D 2 42.28
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group D Round One 1 41.61
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group D Round Two 2 42.28

Men's Discus Throw, Both Hands

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank TD RHD LHD
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Final Standings 5 71.13 39.78 31.35
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 71.13 39.78 31.35
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C 1 71.13 39.78 31.35
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C Round One NP 39.78 31.35
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C Round Two NP foul foul
1912 Summer 24 Stockholm Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C Round Three NP foul foul
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