Walter Tewksbury

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Birthday
21, 1876
Birthplace
Ashley, PA
Death Date
Apr 24, 1968 (92)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
21, 1876
Birthplace
Ashley, PA
Death Date
Apr 24, 1968 (92)

About

American track athlete who won five medals, including two gold, at the 1900 Olympic games in Paris.

Before Fame

Attending the University of Pennsylvania studying dentistry, he won the sprint events at the IC4A meets in 1898 and 1899.

Trivia

His hurdling event in 1900 bore little resemblance to modern events: the hurdles were telephone poles laid over the ground, and the final hurdle consisted of a water barrier.

Family Life

He was born in Ashley, Pennsylvania.

Associated With

He attended UPenn at the same time and with the same major as fellow Olympian Alvin Kraenzlein .