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Paul Pilgrim

Full name: Paul Henry Pilgrim
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: October 26, 1883 in New York, New York, United States
Died: January 7, 1958 in White Plains, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 3 Gold (3 Total)

Biography

Although Paul Pilgrim was on the New York AC team that won the four mile team race at the 1904 Olympics, he will be best remembered for his double victory at Athens in 1906, a double only repeated by Alberto Juantorena at the 1976 Olympics. Pilgrim was a last-minute choice for the 1906 Olympic team and owed his selection to the insistence of his trainer, Matt Halpin. Clearly he fully justified his inclusion on the team, but at his third Olympics in 1908 he was eliminated in the heats of the 400 m. Pilgrim later served as Athletic Director of the New York AC from 1914 to 1953.

Personal Bests: 400 – 53.0 (1906); 800 – 2:01.5 (1906).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA AC
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA AC
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics Men's 4 mile, Team New York Athletic Club USA 1 Gold
1906 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1906 Summer 22 Athina Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 1 Gold
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics Men's 400 metres United States USA 2 h1 r1/3

Men's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings AC
1906 Summer 22 Athina Athletics United States Final 1 53.2
1906 Summer 22 Athina Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 55.2
1908 Summer 24 London Athletics United States Round One Heat One 2 51.4est at 8 yds

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics United States Final Standings AC
1906 Summer 22 Athina Athletics United States Final 1 2:01.5
1906 Summer 22 Athina Athletics United States Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:06.6

Men's 4 mile, Team

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank PTS
1904 Summer 20 St. Louis Athletics New York Athletic Club USA Final Standings 1 6