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Charley Jewtraw

Full name: Charles Henry "Charley" Jewtraw
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (176 cm)
Born: May 5, 1900 in Harkness, New York, United States
Died: January 26, 1996 in Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Lake Placid Speed Skating Club, Lake Placid (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

On 26 January 1924, Charley Jewtraw wrote his name indelibly into the Olympic record book. On that date he won the 500 meter speed skating event to become the first gold medalist ever at the Olympic Winter Games. Jewtraw was no fluke as a champion. He had been United States champion in both 1921 and 1923 and was a renowned sprinter, holding the American record for 100 yards on skates (9.4 seconds). After his Olympic victory Jewtraw left Lake Placid and moved to New York, where he became a sporting goods representative with the Spalding Company.

Personal Bests: 500 – 44.0 (1924); 1500 – 2:31.6 (1924); 5000 – 9:27.0 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 500 metres United States USA 1 Gold OR
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres United States USA 8T
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres United States USA 13

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1c
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Speed Skating United States Final Standings 1 OR 44.0 10.5

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Speed Skating United States Final Standings 8T 2:31.6

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1924 Winter 23 Chamonix Speed Skating United States Final Standings 13 9:27.0