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Ed Gordon

Full name: Edward Lansing "Ed" Gordon, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: July 1, 1908 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States
Died: September 5, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Iowa Hawkeyes, Iowa City (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After placing seventh in the 1928 Olympic long jump, Ed Gordon showed dramatic improvement to take the gold medal at Los Angeles four years later Gordon also won the AAU in 1929 and 1932 and the NCAA for Iowa in 1929-31. He remained a top flight performer for many years and in 1938, representing the Grand Street Boys Club of New York, won the AAU indoor long jump, successfully defending that title in 1939. His career best of 25-4¾ (7.74) came in winning the Kansas Relays in 1931.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.74 (1931).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 7 QR
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D SBMD
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 7 7.32 6.57
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C 1 7.32
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 1 7.64
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round One NP 7.64
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Two NP 7.00
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Three NP 7.43
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Four NP foul
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Five NP foul
1932 Summer 24 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP foul