George Jefferson

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGeorge Gordon•Jefferson
Used nameGeorge•Jefferson
Born28 February 1910 in Inglewood, California (USA)
Died13 February 1996 in Ventura, California (USA)
Measurements173 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsUCLA Bruins, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


At the 1932 Final Trials, George Jefferson of UCLA placed third with a career best of 13-10 (4.21). The winner on that occasion was Bill Graber who posted a new world record of 14-4⅜ (4.37), but Graber could not repeat that form at the Olympics and Jefferson pushed the world record holder back in to fourth place.

Personal Best: PV – 4.25jo (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics USA George Jefferson
Pole Vault, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze