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Art Shaw

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameArthur Briggs "Art"•Shaw
Used nameArt•Shaw
Born28 April 1886 in Joliet, Illinois (USA)
Died18 July 1955 in Altadena, California (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 76 kg
AffiliationsDartmouth Big Green, Hanover (USA)
NOC United States


After placing third in the 120y hurdles at the 1906 IC4A meet, Art Shaw of Dartmouth finished as runner-up in 1907 and then became the IC4A champion in 1908. He also won the AAU title in 1908, equalling the world record of 15.2. Then, in the Olympic final, in which Shaw placed third, Forrest Smithson set a new world record of 15.0, but Shaw equalled this time after his return home to again become co-holder of the world record.

Personal Best: 110H – 15.0 (1908).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Art Shaw
110 metres Hurdles, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze