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Sam Jones

Full name: Leora Samuela "Sam" Jones
Gender: Female
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: November 18, 1960 in Mount Olive, North Carolina, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Handball

Biography

Leora “Sam” Jones competed for the US in handball (team) at three Olympic Games, 1984-92. Jones was a basketball player at East Carolina University, averaging 16 points/game during her career for the Lady Pirates. She then became an assistant coach for East Carolina when she was invited to US team handball tryouts. Between the 1984 and 1988 Olympics Jones played overseas with Austria’s Hypobank Club in 1985 and with Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, helping them win the German Championship in 1986. Jones also competed at the 1983 and 1987 Pan American Games, winning a gold medal in 1987. During her career Jones was voted US Team Handball Federation Player of the Year three times. She later worked in Raleigh, North Carolina for United Parcel Services (UPS).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Handball Women's Handball United States USA 5
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Handball Women's Handball United States USA 7
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Handball Women's Handball United States USA 6

Women's Handball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G W S E DQ AST
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #3 1 1984-08-01 USA 25, CHN 22 6 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #6 2 1984-08-03 KOR 29, USA 27 9 0 1 0 0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #9 2 1984-08-05 YUG 33, USA 20 3 1 0 0 0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #12 2 1984-08-07 FRG 18, USA 17 8 0 0 0 0
1984 Summer 23 Los Angeles Handball United States USA Round Robin Match #13 1 1984-08-09 USA 25, AUT 21 6 0 0 0 0
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Handball United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #1 2 1988-09-27 CHN 31, USA 22 6
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Handball United States USA Classification Round 5-8 Match #3 1 1988-09-29 USA 27, CIV 16 4
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1988-09-21 YUG 19, USA 18 9
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #3 2 1988-09-23 TCH 33, USA 19 10
1988 Summer 27 Seoul Handball United States USA Group A Match #5 2 1988-09-25 KOR 24, USA 18 6
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Handball United States USA Final Round Match 5/6 2 1992-08-08 AUT 26, USA 17 1 2
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1992-07-30 EUN 23, USA 16 2 1
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #4 2 1992-08-01 GER 32, USA 16 7 2
1992 Summer 31 Barcelona Handball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1992-08-03 USA 23, NGR 21 8 2
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