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James Cohen

Full name: Horace James Cohen
Gender: Male
Born: May 6, 1906 in Southwark, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 14, 1958 in Westminster, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: University of Cambridge, Cambridge (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Athletics


A top class international sprinter and long jumper, James Cohen would undoubtedly have had greater success as a sprinter he had not been disadvantaged in his starting due to acute deafness. In his only appearance in the University match, he placed fourth in the long jump in 1928, but in 1929 he won the long jump at the AAA Championships and in the match against France. At the 1930 British Empire Games, he won a silver medal in the 4x110y relay (with [John Heap], [John Hanlon], and [Stanley Englehart]) and placed sixth in the long jump. He was a finalist in the 100y at the 1931 AAA Championships.

Personal Bests: 100y – 9.9 (1929); 200 – 22.0 (1931); LH – 7.08 (23-2¾) (1929).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Men's Long Jump Great Britain GBR 39 QR

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round 39 6.39
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Athletics Great Britain Qualifying Round Group B 9 6.39
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