John Muldoon

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn•Muldoon, Jr.
Used nameJohn•Muldoon
Born2 March 1896 in Ione, California (USA)
Died3 January 1944 in Napa, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm
AffiliationsOlympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
NOC United States


John Muldoon graduated from Santa Clara in 1919. In 1920 he, John O’Neil, Jim Fitzpatrick, and Rudy Scholz became the first alums from that school to win an Olympic gold medal. As a hobby, Muldoon later coached several rugby clubs near Napa, California. He and Jack Dana ran the Dana Garage in Napa. Muldoon’s brother, Bill, was an alternate on the 1920 US Olympic rugby team.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Rugby (Rugby) USA John Muldoon
Rugby, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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