Full name: John Kelley Norton
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: April 16, 1893 in Santa Clara, California, United States
Died: December 28, 1979 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
After setting a world record of 54.2 for the 440 yard hurdles in April 1920 and winning the Western Olympic Trials, John Norton was the favorite. But he finished second to Frank Loomis at the Final Trials in July. The following month he again placed second to Loomis in the Olympic final. Norton had attended Stanford and later represented the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Norton became a professor at Columbia University and wrote several books on education.
Personal Best\: 400H – 53.1y (1921).
|1920 Summer||27||Antwerpen||Athletics||Men's 400 metres Hurdles||United States||USA||2||Silver|
|1920 Summer||27||Antwerpen||Athletics||United States||Final||2||54.6est||4 m. bh1||5|
|1920 Summer||27||Antwerpen||Athletics||United States||Semi-Finals||Heat One||3||QU||56.2est||5 m. bh2|
|1920 Summer||27||Antwerpen||Athletics||United States||Round One||Heat Three||1||QU||57.6|