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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)

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