Ralph Rose

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Birthday
17, 1885
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Oct 16, 1913 (28)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
17, 1885
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Oct 16, 1913 (28)

About

American track and field athlete who won three Olympic gold medals at the beginning of the 20th Century.

Before Fame

He won Big Ten Championships in the shot put and discus in 1904 while at the University of Michigan.

Trivia

He was the first shot putter to break 50 feet with a 51 foot throw in 1909.

Family Life

His father J.W. Ralph was also an athlete at the University of Michigan.

Associated With

He won gold at the 1912 Olympics where the legendary Jim Thorpe won the decathlon and pentathlon.