Lee Talbott

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameLeander James "Lee"•Talbott, Jr.
Used nameLee•Talbott
Born12 July 1887 in Kansas City, Missouri (USA)
Died16 September 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 102 kg
AffiliationsCornell Big Red, Ithaca (USA) / I-AAC, Queens, New York (USA)
NOC United States


Lee Talbott is one of the few athletes to have competed in three sports at one Olympic Games – 1908 in athletics, wrestling, and the tug-of-war. As a weight thrower for Cornell and the Kansas City AC, he was AAU hammer throw champion in 1909 and won the 56-lb. weight throw in 1909 and 1915. Between 1909 and 1917 Talbott had 20 podium finishes at the AAUs in the shot put, discus throw, hammer throw, and the 56-lb. weight throw.

Personal Bests: SP – 14.42 (1915); DT – 43.29 (1913); HT – 52.88 (173-6) (1910).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Lee Talbott
Shot Put, Men (Olympic) 8
Discus Throw, Men (Olympic) 6
Discus Throw, Greek Style, Men (Olympic) DNS
Hammer Throw, Men (Olympic) 5
Javelin Throw, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) DNS
Tug-Of-War USA Lee Talbott
Tug-Of-War, Men (Olympic) United States 5
Wrestling USA Lee Talbott
Heavyweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =9