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Robert Maxwell

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJames Robert•Maxwell
Used nameRobert•Maxwell
Born9 June 1902 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Died15 August 1985 in Riverside, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 81 kg
AffiliationsLAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Robert Maxwell, of Pomona College and the Los Angeles AC, won the AAU 220y hurdles in 1927 and 1930-31. Maxwell was an all-around hurdler. His other AAU finishes in the hurdles included fourth in the 1926 high hurdles and 1928 intermediates, and second in the 220 low hurdles in 1926 and 1928. He was ranked in the US top 20 list for the 110 hurdles five times, from 1924-27 and 1930.

Personal Bests: 120yH – 14.8 (1930); 400H – 54.0 (1932).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Robert Maxwell
400 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 6 h2 r2/3