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Paul Jessup

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul Boulet•Jessup
Used namePaul•Jessup
Born23 September 1908 in Bellingham, Washington (USA)
Died27 October 1992 in Palm Beach, Florida (USA)
Measurements198 cm / 97 kg
AffiliationsWAC, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States


Paul Jessup won the NCAA and AAU discus titles in 1930. At the AAU Meet, his winning mark of 51.73 (169-7⅞) set a world record. Jessup repeated as AAU champion in the discus in 1931. He was also second in 1932 and third in 1929. A useful shot putter, he placed third in that event at the AAUs in 1930-31. He was also fourth in the shot at the 1929-30 NCAAs and fourth in the discus in 1929. He competed for the University of Washington and later the Washington AC.

Personal Bests: SP – 15.44 (50-8) (1930); DT – 51.73 (169-7⅞) (1930).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Paul Jessup
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 8


Dates of birth and death previously listed as 23 April 1908 and 11 April 1989 respectively.