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Gus Pope

Full name: Augustus Russell "Gus" Pope
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 209 lbs (95 kg)
Born: November 29, 1898 in Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: 1953
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

After placing third at the 1920 Olympics, Gus Pope topped the world discus rankings in 1921 with a throw of 152-7 (46.51). He won the AAU title three years straight from 1920 and, while attending the University of Washington, he was NCAA champion in both the shot and discus in 1921. Pope, who threw with a unique style that he had developed himself, made the Olympic team again in 1924 when he placed fourth.

Personal Best: DT – 46.50 (1921).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics Men's Discus Throw United States USA 4

Men's Discus Throw

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 3 42.130
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Round 3 42.130
1920 Summer 21 Antwerpen Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 42.130
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Standings 4 44.420
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Final Round 4 44.420
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round 4 QU 44.420
1924 Summer 25 Paris Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group B 1 44.420