Full name: James F. "Jimmy" Gathers
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: June 13, 1930 in Sumter, South Carolina, United States
Died: June 1, 2002 in Alcoa, Tennessee, United States
Affiliations: US Air Force, (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)
With Andy Stanfield and Thane Baker taking the first two places, Jim Gathers completed the medal sweep for the U.S. in the 1952 200 m by finishing third. Gathers, of the U.S. Air Force and formerly Tillotson College, officially placed equal third in the 100 m at the 1952 Final Trials, but the selectors preferred Dean Smith as their Olympic choice and Gathers ran only the 200 m in Helsinki.
Personal Best: 200 – 20.8 (1952).
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Athletics||Men's 200 metres||United States||USA||3||Bronze|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Athletics||United States||Final||3||20.8||21.08||5|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||2||QU||21.3||21.58|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Athletics||United States||Quarter-Finals||Heat One||1||QU||21.4||21.64|
|1952 Summer||22||Helsinki||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Twelve||1||QU||21.2||21.42|