Ray Ewry

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Birthday
14, 1873
Birthplace
Lafayette, IN
Death Date
Sep 29, 1937 (63)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
14, 1873
Birthplace
Lafayette, IN
Death Date
Sep 29, 1937 (63)

About

Dominant track and field athlete who won eight Olympic gold medals in the standing high jump, standing long jump, and standing triple jump.

Before Fame

He attended Purdue University, where he honed his athletic skills.

Trivia

He set a world record in the standing long jump, which stood until the event was discontinued in 1930.

Family Life

He was born in Lafayette, Indiana.

Associated With

He held a record for most individual gold medals at the Olympics, which stood for 100 years before Michael Phelps broke it.