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Frank Jarvis

Full name: Frank Washington Jarvis
Gender: Male
Height: 5'6" (167 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: August 31, 1878 in California, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 2, 1933 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Princeton Tigers, Princeton (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Apart from winning an Olympic gold medal, Frank Jarvis enjoyed the distinction of being a distant relation to George Washington. After Arthur Duffey who had beaten Jarvis in the British Championships the previous week, broke down in the 1900 Olympic final, Jarvis came through to win an unexpected gold medal. He equalled the world record of 10.8 in the heats, but reports suggest that the leniency of the French starter made a significant contribution to this time. Jarvis was on the Princeton track team for three years, winning the AAU 100y and the IC4A 440y in 1898 and the IC4A 220y in 1900. After graduating from Princeton, Frank Jarvis took a law degree at the University of Pittsburgh and practiced law in that city until shortly before his death.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.8 (1899); 100 – 10.8 (1900); 220y – 22.2s (1900).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's Triple Jump United States USA AC
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics Men's Standing Triple Jump United States USA AC

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Final 1 11.0
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 11.2
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU/=WR 10.8

Men's Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings AC

Men's Standing Triple Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1900 Summer 21 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings AC