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Earl Eby

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEarl William•Eby
Used nameEarl•Eby
Born18 November 1894 in Aurora, Illinois (USA)
Died14 December 1970 in Pottstown, Pennsylvania (USA)
Measurements179 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsChicago AA, Chicago (USA)
NOC(s) United States


While serving in the infantry in France, Lt. Earl Eby won the 400 m and placed second in the 800 m at the Inter-Allied Games in Paris in 1919. After the war he returned to the University of Pennsylvania and won the AAU indoor 600 y in 1920 and 1923, having first won this title in 1917 before departing for France. In addition to his Olympic silver medal, in 1920 he won the IC4A 880 y and in 1921 he took both the IC4A and NCAA titles. Earl Eby later became one of America’s most distinguished track writers.

Personal Best: 800 – 1:53.5y (1920).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1920 Summer Olympics Athletics 800 metres, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States