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Emerson Norton

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameEmerson Carlysle•Norton
Used nameEmerson•Norton
Born16 November 1900 in Kansas City, Kansas (USA)
Died10 March 1986 in Seminole, Florida (USA)
Measurements184 cm / 79 kg
AffiliationsGeorgetown Hoyas, Washington (USA)
NOC(s) United States


Emerson Norton was overshadowed as a decathlete by Harold Osborn but, like Osborn, he was also a fine high jumper. His best performance in that event came at the 1923 Penn Relays when he tied Leroy Brown at 6-3¾ (1.92) and then won the jump-off. He was a consistent performer on the indoor circuit, winning the IC4A high jump in 1925 and sharing the title in 1926. At the indoor AAU championships he was runner-up in 1927 and placed third in 1928. Surprisingly Norton only competed in one AAU decathlon, placing third in 1923. After obtaining degrees from Kansas and Georgetown, Emerson Norton worked as a lawyer for the Air Defense Command and the Department of Defense.

Personal Best: Dec – 6117 (1924).


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Athletics Decathlon, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Summer Olympics 11 July 1924 Athletics Decathlon, Men (High Jump) High jump 1.92 2
1924 Summer Olympics 12 July 1924 Athletics Decathlon, Men (Pole Vault) Pole vault 3.80 1