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Rolland Romero

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRolland Lee•Romero
Used nameRolland•Romero
Born21 August 1914 in Welsh, Louisiana (USA)
DiedNovember 1975 in Welsh, Louisiana (USA)
Measurements185 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsLoyola Wolfpack, New Orleans (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Rolland Romero won the AAU triple jump in 1935. He was second in that event in 1932 and 1936 and third in 1933. He competed for LSU and Loyola of New Orleans. Romero also played football at Loyola. He said he learned how to jump in the swamps of Louisiana, “by jumping over alligators, creaks and rice swamps.” Romero was a charter member of the Loyola Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.

Personal Bests: LJ – 7.56 (24-9¾) (1935); TJ – 15.36 (50-4¾) (1936).

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Rolland Romero
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 8
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Rolland Romero
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 5