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Joseph Fleming

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoseph Stanislaus•Fleming
Used nameJoseph•Fleming
Born1 October 1883 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
Died1 November 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri (USA)
AffiliationsWashington University Bears, St. Louis (USA) / Missouri AC, St. Louis (USA)
NOC United States


Joseph was a quarter-miler for Washington University (St. Louis) and the Missouri AC. Fleming placed fourth in the 400 at the St. Louis Olympics. According to race reports, Fleming cut off George Poage in the stretch as the latter was making a move for the lead, which may have cost Poage the gold medal. Fleming also competed in two non-Olympic, or demonstration, events during the 1904 Olympics. He ran on the winning Missouri AC team in the one-mile team handicap race, and he placed second in the Western AAU Championships. Fleming later worked for the Missouri Board of Election Commissioners.

Personal Best: 400 – 50.6 (1904).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Joseph Fleming
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 4
440 yards, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) 2
1 mile, Team, Handicap, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Missouri Athletic Club 1