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Leroy Brown

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameLeroy Taylor•Brown
Used nameLeroy•Brown
Born25 January 1902 in New York, New York (USA)
Died21 April 1970 in Sharon, Connecticut (USA)
Measurements178 cm / 64 kg
AffiliationsNYAC, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Leroy Brown, from Dartmouth, won the AAU indoor high jump in 1922, the outdoor in 1923, and the IC4A indoor and outdoor in 1922 and 1923. His winning mark of 6-5¾ (1.97) at the 1923 AAU outdoor was the best performance in the world that year. Earlier in the season he had tied for first place with Dick Landon, the 1920 Olympic champion, at the Millrose Games when both set a world indoor record of 6-5¼ (1.96). At the 1924 Olympics, Brown came close to repeating his 1923 form, but did not seriously threaten the winner, Harold Osborn.

Personal Best: HJ – 1.994 (1924).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Leroy Brown
4 × 400 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) United States DNS
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Summer Olympics 7 July 1924 Athletics High Jump, Men Final Round 1.95 2