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John Case

Full name: John Ruggles Case
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: March 31, 1889 in Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: January 20, 1975 in Oceanside, California, United States
Affiliations: Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


John Case was AAU high hurdles champion in 1910, and placed fourth in that event in 1914. He also had a third-place in the AAU high jump in 1910, with 1.83 (6-0). Case competed for the Illinois AC. He made the 1912 Olympic team by winning the Central Trials in 15.4, which at the time equaled the record for the US Olympic Trials. He later taught agriculture at San José High School, although later in life, he listed his occupation as “self-employed” on his World War II draft registration.

Personal Best: 110H – 15.2y (1912).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 110 metres Hurdles United States USA 4

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Final 4 15.3est
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Six 1 QU 15.6
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics United States Round One Heat Ten 1 QU 16.3
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