John Case

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Ruggles•Case
Used nameJohn•Case
Born31 March 1889 in Evanston, Illinois (USA)
Died20 January 1975 in Oceanside, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 72 kg
AffiliationsIllinois AC, Chicago (USA)
NOC United States


John Case was AAU high hurdles champion in 1910, and placed fourth in that event in 1914. He also had a third-place in the AAU high jump in 1910, with 1.83 (6-0). Case competed for the Illinois AC. He made the 1912 Olympic team by winning the Central Trials in 15.4, which at the time equaled the record for the US Olympic Trials. He later taught agriculture at San José High School, although later in life, he listed his occupation as “self-employed” on his World War II draft registration.

Personal Best: 110H – 15.2y (1912).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA John Case
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 4