Full name: Ruth Irene Osburn
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: April 24, 1912 in Shelbyville, Missouri, United States
Died: January 8, 1994 in Tucson, Arizona, United States
Country: United States
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
After winning the AAU and Final Trials that were held as a combined meet in 1932, Ruth Osborn led the Olympic competition until Lillian Copeland’s final throw of 133-2 (40.59) deprived her of the gold medal. Osborn threw 131-7 (40.10) to take second, short of her AAU/FinaI Trials mark, and personal best, of 133-0¾ (40.56). She later won another AAU title in 1933. She was also a shot putter and javelin thrower like Copeland. In her time she was perhaps even better known as a basketball player, a sport which she later played professionally.
Personal Best\: DT – 40.56 (1932).
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