Jim Corson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Hunt "Jim"•Corson
Used nameJim•Corson
Born14 January 1906 in Modesto, California (USA)
Died12 November 1981 in Burlingame, California (USA)
Measurements195 cm / 109 kg
AffiliationsOlympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
NOC United States


Jim Corson, of the College of the Pacific and the Olympic Club of San Francisco, placed third in the 1928 Final Trials and went on to take the bronze medal in Amsterdam with a personal best of 154-6 (47.10). He also won the NCAA discus throw in 1927. After graduating from Pacific, Corson earned a master’s degree at Southern Cal and became a well-known educator. He later returned to Pacific as track and football coach, but was promoted almost annually eventually becoming dean of the college. He later was president of Willamette College in Oregon and received honorary doctorates from both Pacific and Willamette.

Personal Best: DT – 47.10 (1928).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Jim Corson
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze