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George Brown

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Henry•Brown, Jr.
Used nameGeorge•Brown
Born25 July 1931 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Died23 July 2018
Measurements185 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsUCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


George Brown was the heavy favorite to win the 1952 Olympic long jump, but failed to record a fair jump in the final. His difficulty had been presaged at the U.S. Olympic Trials, when he only came thru in the final round to finish third, this after not having been defeated since 1950, and winning 41 consecutive events. Despite his troubles at the Trials and the Games, Brown was still world ranked #1 for 1952, as he was in 1951 and 1953. Brown competed for UCLA and Cal State LA. He was NCAA champion in 1951-52 (for UCLA), and AAU champion from 1951-53. Brown served in the Army during the Korean War.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.5 (1951); 200 – 21.3 (1952); LJ – 8.01 (26-3¼) (1952).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics USA George Brown
Long Jump, Men (Olympic) AC r2/2