Delos Thurber

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameDelos Packard•Thurber
Used nameDelos•Thurber
Born23 November 1916 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Died12 May 1987 in San Diego, California (USA)
Measurements188 cm / 73 kg
AffiliationsUSC Trojans, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States


Although Delos Thurber was a 6-7½ (2.02) high jumper, his performances tended to be overshadowed by the record-breaking feats of his contemporaries, Corny Johnson and Dave Albritton. He never won a major domestic championship, at the NCAA Championships he finished fourth in 1936 and then third in 1937 and 1938. After his graduation from Southern Cal he became an airline pilot in the Philippines.

Personal Best: HJ – 2.019 (1936).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Delos Thurber
High Jump, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze