Full name: Charles Henry "Charley" Jewtraw
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: United States
Sport: Speed Skating
Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)
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).
|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|
|1924 Winter||23||Chamonix||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||1||OR||44.0||10.5|
|1924 Winter||23||Chamonix||Speed Skating||United States||Final Standings||8T||2:31.6|