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John Norton

Full name: John Kelley Norton
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 205 lbs (93 kg)
Born: April 16, 1893 in Santa Clara, California, United States
Died: December 28, 1979 in New York, New York, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


After setting a world record of 54.2 for the 440 yard hurdles in April 1920 and winning the Western Olympic Trials, John Norton was the favorite. But he finished second to Frank Loomis at the Final Trials in July. The following month he again placed second to Loomis in the Olympic final. Norton had attended Stanford and later represented the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Norton became a professor at Columbia University and wrote several books on education.

Personal Best\: 400H – 53.1y (1921).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics Men's 400 metres Hurdles United States USA 2 Silver

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T MB L
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics United States Final 2 54.6est 4 m. bh1 5
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QU 56.2est 5 m. bh2
1920 Summer 27 Antwerpen Athletics United States Round One Heat Three 1 QU 57.6
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