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Jack Higginson

Full name: John "Jack" Higginson
Gender: Male
Born: June 21, 1891 in Preston, Lancashire, Great Britain
Died: October 15, 1966 in Nelson, Lancashire, Great Britain
Affiliations: Preston Harriers, Preston (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jack Higginson won the AAA triple jump in 1924 and 1926. He won the Northern Counties title five times (1924-28), setting an English Native record in 1926. During the competition he improved in every round and in his record jump he took off nine inches behind the board. He died on the way to hospital, after he sustained a heart attack while taking a walk in his local park. His son, Jack Jr., was also a notable triple jumper, placing second at the AAA Championships in 1934-35, winning the Northern title six times (1933-37, 1939), and finishing fifth in the 1934 British Empire Games.

Personal Best: TJ – 14.25 (46-9) (1926).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Men's Triple Jump Great Britain GBR 13

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Final Standings 13 13.340
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 13 13.340
1924 Summer 32 Paris Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 7 13.340
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