|Type||Competed in Olympic Games|
|Full name||James F. "Jimmy"•Gathers|
|Born||17 June 1930 in Sumter, South Carolina (USA)|
|Died||1 June 2002 in Alcoa, Tennessee (USA)|
|Measurements||181 cm / 69 kg|
|Affiliations||US Air Force, (USA)|
With Andy Stanfield and Thane Baker taking the first two places, Jim Gathers completed the medal sweep for the U.S. in the 1952 200 m by finishing third. Gathers, of the U.S. Air Force and formerly Tillotson College, officially placed equal third in the 100 m at the 1952 Final Trials, but the selectors preferred Dean Smith as their Olympic choice and Gathers ran only the 200 m in Helsinki.
Personal Best: 200 – 20.8 (1952).
|Games||Discipline (Sport) / Event||NOC / Team||Pos||Medal||As|
|1952 Summer Olympics||Athletics||USA||Jimmy Gathers|
|200 metres, Men (Olympic)||3||Bronze|
|4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic)||United States|