Ralph Boston

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Birthday
9, 1939
Birthplace
Laurel, MS
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
9, 1939 (age 80)
Birthplace
Laurel, MS

About

American athlete who is known for his success as a long jumper in the 1960s. He won the Gold Medal at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome for the long jump.

Before Fame

He attended Tennessee State University and won the 1960 title of the National Collegiate Athletic Association for the long jump.

Trivia

He worked as a field event reporter for the CBS Sports Spectacular coverage of track and field.

Family Life

He grew up in Laurel, Mississippi.

Associated With

Another long jump champion like him is Dwight Phillips.