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James Andromedas

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameDimitrios "James"•Andromedas
Used nameJames•Andromedas
Original nameΔημήτριος•Ανδρομήδας
Born17 March 1889 in Geraki, Evrotas (GRE)
Died17 June 1929 in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA)
AffiliationsLowell Greek-American Club
NOC Greece

Biography

70704 James Andromedas M GRE ATH James Andromedas was born in Greece but came to the United States before World War I and lived in Lowell, Massachusetts for most of his adult life, where he became a member of the YMCA. He worked in Lowell as a mill operator but was also an assistant track coach at Worcester Academy. Andromedas won multiple New England AAU titles. He eventually died from pneumonia in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Personal Best: 100H – unknown; HJ – unknown; DT – 43.20 (1920); Dec – unknown.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics GRE James Andromedas
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 5 h3 r1/3
High Jump, Men (Olympic) =16 r1/2
Pentathlon, Men (Olympic) 17
Decathlon, Men (Olympic) AC

Errata

DOB of 15 September 1884 appears to be an error copied from multiple sources. Current DOB is from his WW1 draft registration card.