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Leo Sexton

Full name: Leo Joseph Sexton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3.5 (193 cm)
Weight: 238 lbs (108 kg)
Born: August 27, 1909 in Danvers, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 6, 1968 in Perry, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Having twice set world indoor records early in 1932, Leo Sexton came within two inches of the outdoor record in winning the 1932 Olympic title. One month later he became the holder of both the indoor and outdoor records with a put of 53-0½ (16.17) at the Nassau Fireman’s Games at Freeport, Long Island. Sexton, a Georgetown grad, won the IC4A title in 1929 and to his 1932 AAU title he added two AAU indoor championships. As befitted his physique – he stood 6-4 (1.93) and weighed 240 lbs. (109 kg.) – Sexton began his career as a weight thrower, and he was the AAU indoor 56 lb. weight champion in 1932. Despite his build, Sexton was a finely coordinated athlete and in 1929 he cleared 6-4 in the high jump. Leo Sexton later had a successful insurance career, eventually becoming vice-president of a company in his hometown of Perry Oklahoma.

Personal Best: SP - 16.16 (1932).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics Men's Shot Put United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Shot Put

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D BM
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 1 OR 16.005
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round One 3 15.600
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Two 3 15.560 15.600
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Three 1 15.720 15.720
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Four 1 OR 15.940 15.940
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Five 1 15.480 15.940
1932 Summer 22 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Round Round Six NP OR 16.005
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