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Thomas Jackson

Full name: Thomas Marshall Jackson
Gender: Male
Born: January 15, 1884 in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 22, 1967 in Neshanic, New Jersey, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Until a recent discovery by Olympic historians, it was not known that Thomas Jackson competed in the pole vault at the 1908 Olympics. But details of his participation are quite clear in the British sporting journal Sporting Life. Jackson tied for first in the 1906 IC4A pole vault, and placed second in 1905. At the Metropolitan AAU Championships he was runner-up in both 1905 and 1906, and in 1906, placed equal third at the Penn Relays. Jackson was a graduate of Cornell, graduating as an engineer in 1908. He was later an electrical and welding engineer with Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock of Chester, Pennsylvania, and was a President of the American Welding Society and Cornell Club of Philadelphia.

Personal Best: PV – unknown.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's Pole Vault United States USA 12T

Men's Pole Vault

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H(M) H(I)
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics United States Final Standings 12T 3.05 10-0
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 12T 3.05 10-0
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group C 4T 3.05 10-0
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