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Sol Furth

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSolomon Happy "Sol"•Furth
Used nameSol•Furth
Born23 March 1907 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
Died18 October 1990 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsMillrose AA, New York (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Sol Furth was a triple jumper who competed for New York University and various clubs around New York, including the NYAC and Millrose AA. In the triple jump, Furth had a best finish of second at the AAU in 1929 and 1935, and also finished third in 1930 and 1934 and fourth in 1935. He also finished third in the 1930 AAU long jump. Furth was also known as a top hurdler and set an American record in the obscure 70-yard indoor hurdles in 1931. He later worked as a track coach at Brooklyn College.

Personal Bests: 120yH – 15.2 (1930); LJ – 7.49 (24-7) (1930); TJ – 14.88 (48-10) (1932).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Sol Furth
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 6