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Herb Douglas

Full name: Herbert Paul "Herb" Douglas, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: March 9, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Pittsburgh Panthers, Pittsburgh (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Herb Douglas of the University of Pittsburgh won the AAU outdoor long jump in 1945 and the indoor title in 1947. At the IC4A he was the outdoor winner in 1946 and was the indoor champion three times. Douglas transferred to Pittsburgh after starting at Xavier University. The best mark of his career came at the 1948 Final Trials when he jumped 25-3 (7.69) but he could not match this at the Olympics and finished one centimeter out of second.

Douglas later obtained a masters’ degree in education from Pitt and started a business career. He joined Schieffelin & Company in Philadelphia, later Moet Hennessy USA, and stayed with the company for 30 years. Douglas eventually became a vice-president of the company, only the third African-American vice-president of a major North American company. He later became a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh.

Personal Best: LJ – 7.69 (1948).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics Men's Long Jump United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Long Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank D
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics United States Final Round 3 7.545
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round 3 QU 7,240
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A 1 7.240
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round One 1 7.240
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Two 1 pass
1948 Summer 26 London Athletics United States Qualifying Round Group A Round Three NP pass
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