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Harold Osborn

Full name: Harold Marion Osborn (Osborne-)
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11 (181 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: April 13, 1899 in Butler, Illinois, United States
Died: April 5, 1975 in Champaign, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

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Biography

Harold Osborn is the only man to have won an individual Olympic event in addition to winning the decathlon. Osborn won his first AAU decathlon on 1923; although the world record he established on that occasion was never ratified, his subsequent record at the AAU championships endorses what a truly versatile athlete he was. During his long career he won 35 AAU medals (including 18 victories) in nine different events. Apart from his decathlon records, he set a world high jump record of 6-8¼ (2.04) in 1924 and in 1936, at the age of 37, he set a world record of 5-6 (1.67) for the standing high jump. This mark was set indoors but it remained the world best – indoors or out – for many years. Osborn was a graduate of the University of Illinois and later became a well-known osteopath.

Personal Bests: HJ – 2.038 (1924); Dec – 6476 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 1 Gold OR
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 1 Gold WR
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 5

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 1.98
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Round 1 OR 1.98
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.83
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1T 1.83
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Athletics United States Final Round 5 1.91
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round 1T QU 1.83
1928 Summer 29 Amsterdam Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1T 1.83

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1912BT) P(1985T) T D H
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 1 WR 7,710.7750 6.476
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States 100 metres 1 857.2 765 11.2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States 100 metres Heat Eight 1 857.2 765 11.2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Long jump 3 833.400 795 6.920
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Shot put 8 609.5 572 11.435
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States High jump 1 OB 1056 776 1.97
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States 400 metres 8 812.00 667 53.2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States 400 metres Heat Eleven 1 812.00 667 53.2
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 1 905 706 16.0
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat One 1 905 706 16.0
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Discus throw 7 593.40 554 34.510
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Pole vault 2T 757.0 482 3.50
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Javelin throw 8 606.4750 540 46.690
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States 1,500 metres 9 680.8 619 4:50.0
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat One 2 680.8 619 4:50.0
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