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Ivan Riley

Full name: Ivan Harris Riley
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: December 31, 1900 in Newton, Kansas, United States
Died: October 28, 1943 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

While at Kansas State, Ivan Riley won the NCAA 120y hurdles and the AAU 440y hurdles in 1923 and the 120y hurdles in 1924. In May 1924, Riley set a world record 400m hurdles record of 52.1, but the mark never received official recognition and by the time of the Olympics came around in July he had lost some of his competitive edge. Riley only took the bronze medal after his teammate, Charley Brookins, had been disqualified. Riley graduated from college with a degree in architecture and became a well-known architect in the Midwest. His career was a short one; he died tragically early from brain cancer.

Personal Best: 400H – 52.1 (1924).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T L
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Final 3 54.2 4
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 56.6
1924 Summer 23 Paris Athletics United States Round One Heat Six 1 QU 55.4