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George Spitz

Full name: George Burton Spitz, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (183 cm)
Weight: 159 lbs (72 kg)
Born: June 19, 1912 in New York, New York, United States
Died: April 1986 in Southampton, New York, United States
Affiliations: NYAC, New York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics


George Spitz was AAU high jump champion in 1932 and NCAA champion in 1934. Indoors he won the AAU high jump from 1932-34, and in 1931 he set the indoor world best with a mark of 2.00 (6-7) at the Millrose Games, which he bettered at the 1932 Millrose Games with 2.02 (6-7½). Outdoors Spitz had six other finishes in the top four at the AAUs from 1929-35. He was also the 1934 Penn Relays champion. He competed for NYU and the NYAC, and used the Eastern cut-off technique, a scissors variant, but Spitz’s technique also had elements of the Western roll. Spitz later served in the US Navy from 1942-48.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.04i (6-8¼i) (1933).


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics Men's High Jump United States USA 9T

Men's High Jump

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank H
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Athletics United States Final Standings 9T 1.85
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