John Odde

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameHans Johannes "John"•Odde
Used nameJohn•Odde
Born29 October 1898 in Camberwell, Greater London, England (GBR)
Died1972 in Kingston-upon-Thames, Greater London, England (GBR)
AffiliationsPolytechnic Harriers, Westminster (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


The son of a Norwegian diplomat and a British mother, John Odde was the Norwegian triple jump champion in 1916 at the age of 17. He later spent some years in England and was a finalist in the triple jump at the AAAs four times (1921-24), winning in 1923. He was also English AAA Champion in 1923. He won the Southern title in 1924.

Personal Best: TJ – 14.13 (46-4½) (1923).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics GBR John Odde
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 12