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Ray Ewry

full name: Raymond "Ray" Clarence Ewry
bio: After a childhood spent in a wheelchair partially paralysed with polio, he went on to become one of the best ever standing jump champions. In this discipline he won the standing long jump, high jump and triple jump at the Olympics in 1900, 1904, 1906, and 1908. He won a total of eight gold medals at official Olympic Games and two golds at the "Intercalated Games" (1906 in Athens).
born: Oct 14, 1873, in Lafayette, Indiana.
died: September, 29th, 1937 in Long Island, New York, United States.
physical attributes: Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 174 lbs (79 kg)
sport: Athletics
team / club: USA
event: standing long jump, standing triple jump, standing high jump
personal bests:  
  • Ewry won the standing long jump and the standing high jump in 1900, 1904, 1906, and 1908 Olympic Games.
  • He set the world record for the standing high jump of 1.65 m on July 16, 1900.
  • He set a world record for the standing long jump of 3.47m (11.4 ft) on September 3, 1904. This record was still standing when the event was discontinued internationally in the 1930s.
olympic Games Standing High Jump Diagram of .Ray Ewry Standing Highjump
from: 1900 Olympic Games Official Report, p399

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