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Alvah Meyer

Full name: Alvah T. Meyer
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: July 18, 1888 in New York, New York, United States
Died: December 19, 1939 in Tucson, Arizona, United States
Affiliations: I-AAC, Queens (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the AAU indoor 60y in 1911 and the 220 y outdoor in 1912, Alvah Meyer of the Irish-American AC performed poorly at the 1912 Final Trials and was only included on the Stockholm team on the condition that he pay his own way. His parents provided the necessary funds and Meyer took the silver medal in the 100 m but, although he was the reigning U.S. champion, he failed to make the final of the 200 m. In 1914, Meyer set a world indoor record of 6.4 for 60y and the following year he posted an indoor record of 32.2 for 330 y.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.7 (1912); 200 – 21.7y (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 100 metres United States USA 2 Silver
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 200 metres United States USA 2 h4 r2/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 2 10.9est 2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 10.7
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Nine 1 QU 11.3

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Four 2
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Twelve 1 QU 24.1