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Dink Templeton

Full name: Robert Lyman "Dink" Templeton
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: May 27, 1897 in Helena, Montana, United States
Died: August 7, 1962 in Palo Alto, California, United States
Affiliations: Stanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics, Rugby

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Dink Templeton was a rugby, track and football star at Stanford, but his greatest influence at "The Farm" was as a coach. After graduating in 1921 he was immediately appointed track coach at the age of 24. He remained in the post until 1939 and developed many world record breakers and winning teams. Templeton also earned a law degree and, in addition to his duties at Stanford, was a broadcaster and journalist and coached at the Olympic Club. His overall influence on the development of California sports was immeasurable. At the 1920 Olympics, Dink placed fourth in the long jump in track and field in addition to his rugby exploits. In the match against France he clinched the rugby gold medal for the U.S. with a 55-yard drop goal.

Personal Best: LJ - 7.085 (1920).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Rugby Men's Rugby United States USA 1 Gold
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 4

Men's Rugby

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result Position PTS T GFM P DG
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Rugby United States USA Final Round Match 1/2 1 1920-09-05 USA 8, FRA 0 3 0 1 0 0

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Standings 4 6.950
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final Round 4 6.950
1920 Summer 22 Antwerpen Athletics United States Qualifying Round 5 QU 6.670