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Earl Eby

Full name: Earl William Eby
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (179 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: November 18, 1894 in Aurora, Illinois, United States
Died: December 14, 1970 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Chicago AA, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


While serving in the infantry in France, Lt. Earl Eby won the 400 m and placed second in the 800 m at the Inter-Allied Games in Paris in 1919. After the war he returned to the University of Pennsylvania and won the AAU indoor 600 y in 1920 and 1923, having first won this title in 1917 before departing for France. In addition to his Olympic silver medal, in 1920 he won the IC4A 880 y and in 1921 he took both the IC4A and NCAA titles. Earl Eby later became one of America's most distinguished track writers.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:53.5y (1920).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 800 metres United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 800 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 2 1:53.6
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Three 2 QU 1:57.0est 4 m. bh1
1920 Summer 25 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 3 QU 1:57.7est 10 m. bh2
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