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Jimmy Gathers

Full name: James F. "Jimmy" Gathers
Gender: Male
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: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

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).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
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