George Eyser

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Birthday
31, 1870
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 14, 1920 (49)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
31, 1870
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 14, 1920 (49)

About

German-American gymnast who won three gold medals in the 1904 Olympics.

Before Fame

He had his leg amputated when he was very young after it was run over by a train.

Trivia

His gold medal for vaulting was especially impressive since there was no springboard at the time to aid in his jump over the long horse.

Family Life

He was the only son of Georg Sophus Jasper Eÿser and Auguste Friederike Henriette Eÿser.

Associated With

He was born in Kiel, Germany, where scientist Max Planck was also born.